Kudzu.com has offered the backing necessary for an elite U23 team under the umbrella of the
The Fulton Flyers Cycling Club (FFCC) launched an U23 team under the title sponsorship of Kudzu.com. The team, which will contest regional pro/1/2 races in the Southeastern US as well as some National Racing Calendar events, continues where the junior development program left off by bringing together a core roster of some of the strongest U23 riders in the southeast.
The team's younger riders are Joey Rosskopf and Oscar Clark, both of whom finished in the top 10 at junior road nationals in 2007 and were part of the powerful Southeast Regional Tour de l'Abitibi team. Rosskopf spent part of the season in 2007 riding for the national team while Clark is fresh off a top 20 finish at the U23 US National Cyclo-cross Championships in Kansas City. The team has more experience in Jafer Beizer and Thomas Brown who are both former members of the FFCC junior team. Beizer is the Georgia State Category two road race champion while Brown has finished in the top-five at the 2007 US National Collegiate Criterium Championships.
"I really look forward to working with these guys", said Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat, Director of the Kudzu.com U23 Team. "I have long been impressed with their talents as individuals, but I have been even more impressed to see the extent to which each of these guys will lay it on the line for one another as team members."
Kudzu.com Elite U23 Cycling Team for 2008: Jafer Beizer, Thomas Brown, Oscar Clark, Joey Rosskopf under D.S. Jeremy Hutchison-Krupat.