Athens Twilight Criterium winner Shannon Hutchison will be teaming up with Roswell Criterium winner Candice Blickem to round out one of the strongest criterium squads in the North American women’s pro peloton.
"We have a small team, but we are really excited about the horsepower we have put on this squad", said Micah Rice, General Manager of the Aaron’s Corporate Furnishings Cycling Team. "We plan on giving some of these larger teams a run for their money this coming year."
Besides Hutchison and Blickem, Catherine Powers and Mackenzie Dickey give the team tremendous depth for such a small squad. Powers, already a strong presence on the NRC scene has had solid podium finishes at the Chris Thater Criterium as well as at Superweek. Dickey, who is quickly making a name for herself, has dominated the New England race scene, while proving she is a force on the NRC circuit as well with podium finishes at Stages of the Fitchburg Stage Race.
While the team’s focus remains criteriums and one day events, they will have a solid presence at a good portion of the remaining NRC races as well. Joining the team for select national calendar races will be Jen McRae from Texas, Tracy Sproule from North Carolina and members of the women’s regional elite team based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
For more information about Aaron’s Cycling Team, which also has an elite men’s team and a club team, please visit www.aaronscyclingteam.com.