Myerson And Livermon On SmartStop/Mock Orange Bikes Cross Team

Posted on 20. Aug, 2011 by in news, releases

A new cross team, the SmartStop/Mock Orange Bikes presented by Ridley Professional Cyclocross Team is going to tackle some of the biggest US races this season while at the same time look to develop some young talent. A new team but not new names to the cross scene this year.

Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Racing) at 2010 CrossVegas

Travis Livermon (Mock Orange Racing) at 2010 CrossVegas

The team managers of Smartstop/Mock Orange Bikes presented by Ridley Professional Cyclocross Team, have forgd a partnership with the owners of the highly successful Team Mountain Khakis presented by SmartStop Road Team to create this truly unique year round program.

The cyclocross program will support four top professionals–Adam Myerson, Travis Livermon, Jerome Townsend, and Jon Hamblem–at major national events such as the Greenware USGP of Cyclocross, the New England Professional Cyclocross Series, the US National Championships, and many others. Meanwhile, the team will invest in promising young talent on a local and regional level. Similar to the road program, the primary goal is to develop top American cyclocross racers by pairing rising athletes with proven veterans on a national stage.

“I’ve been encouraging the team to pursue a 12-month program that includes ‘cross since the first year I joined the squad,” commented road team captain and cyclocross veteranĀ  Myerson. “With the additional organizational energy and resources from Mock Orange Bikes and SmartStop, we’re finally in a position to make that happen. Without question, it will provide a greater return on every sponsor’s investment, and keep our cyclocross riders under one roof for the entire year.”

A smile from Adam Myerson (Mt Khakis) at Nature Valley Grand Prix

A smile from Adam Myerson (Mt Khakis) at Nature Valley Grand Prix

Cyclocross, the fastest growing discipline in bicycle racing, is steeped in tradition, community, and camaraderie. Similarly, the SmartStop/Mock Orange Bikes presented by Ridley Professional Cyclocross Team is the result of a local cycling community joining hands with national sponsors based on a shared vision and passion for the growing the sport domestically.

The team consists of four Professional riders, three Elite riders, and four promising male and female Under-23/Development riders, along with a host of behind-the-scenes enthusiasts and supporters.

Professional Riders

  • Travis Livermon
  • Adam Myerson
  • Jerome Townsend
  • Jon Hamblen

Elite Riders

  • Neil Bezdek
  • Lucas Livermon
  • Ben Zawacki

U23 Riders

  • Alex Dayton
  • Jermiah Dyer
  • Emily Shields
  • Katherine Shields

Management

  • Jamie Bennett
  • Joe Carpisassi
  • Chip Ducket
  • Zach Lail

The SmartStop/Mock Orange Bikes Presented by Ridley Professional Cyclocross Team will begin its 2011/12 racing campaign on September 14th at the world famous CrossVegas cyclocross race in Las Vegas, NV.

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