Champion System Pro Cycling Team Reveals Final Roster, Directors

Posted on 03. Jan, 2012 by in news, releases

2012 Champion System Pro Jersey

2012 Champion System Pro Jersey

The Champion System Pro Cycling Team announced its final, 18-rider roster Tuesday while also revealing its assistant sport directors for its inaugural season.

Adding to the list of riders already announced for Asia’s first Pro Continental team is past Malaysian national road champion Adiq Othman. Ten nationalities are represented on the squad that will be directed by General Manager/Sport Director Ed Beamon.

Beamon announced Ludovic Capelle and Burke Swindlehurst will join the staff as sport directors. Capelle is a former Belgian national road champion who was once a teammate (on AG2R) with current Champion System rider Jaan Kirsipuu. Swindlehurst is a past three-time Tour of the Gila winner who raced under Beamon’s tutelage on the former Navigators Insurance team.

“I see a challenge, and will give my all to help the Chinese (and other) riders to become successful racers in Europe,” Capelle said. “The team is much better organized than many European teams, and it’s an exciting prospect.”

Swindlehurst said: “I have many great memories of racing under Ed’s direction and some of my fondest are of the trip we did to China some years back to compete in the Tour of Qinghai Lake. The Chinese culture seems to be really embracing the sport of cycling. I’m honored to be involved with a team and a country in what is a truly a milestone for both.”

The Champion System team will be presented Jan. 11 in Beijing, then head to the Chinese island of Hainan for its preseason training camp.

In addition to an earlier announcement that the Champion System Pro Cycling Team will be competing on Fuji bicycles, the team will also be supported by SRAM (groupsets), OSEOUS-Edco (wheels), Speedplay (pedals), Giro (helmets), Oakley (eyewear), Selle Italia (saddles), Vittoria (tires), Oval Concepts (bars and stems), Cat Eye (computers), Super B Tools (tools).

2012 Champion System Pro Cycling Team:
Clinton Avery (NZL)
Joris Biollat (SUI)
Chris Butler (USA)
Will Clarke (AUS)
Matthias Friedemann (GER)
Gorik Gardeyn (BEL)
Xu Gang (CHN)
Kun Jiang (CHN)
Aaron Kemps (AUS)
Jaan Kirsipuu (EST)
Craig Lewis (USA)
Biao Liu (CHN)
Anuar Manan (MAS)
Mart Ojavee (EST)
Adiq Othman (MAS)
Jiao Pengda (CHN)
Steven Wong (HKG)
Kin San WU (HKG)

General Manager/Sport Director:
Ed Beamon (USA)

Assistant Directors:
Ludovic Capelle (BEL)
Burke Swindlehurst (USA)

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