American continental squad Jelly Belly has announced its six-man rosters for the upcoming Qinghai Lake and Hong Kong tours. The Tour of Qinghai Lake is the highest ranked UCI event in July, outside of the Tour de France, classed as UCI 2.HC along with the Tour de Wallonie.
"These races are considered among the world's premier cycling events, so our riders are honoured at the invitations and are looking forward to a strong showing," said team director Danny Van Haute. "The Tour of Qinghai Lake actually suits us well, it is a long, tough race at altitude. Several of our top riders live and train at altitude so we're confident we'll do well. Look for Andy Bajadali to really excel when the climbs get steep."
While in Hong Kong, the team plans to conduct a mini training camp for the Future Stars, Hong Kong's aspiring competitive cyclists ages 8-18.
Jelly Belly Qinghai Lake roster: Andrew Bajadali (US), Alex Candelario (US), Nick Reistad (US), Brian Dziewa (US), Matty Rice (AUS) and James Meadley (AUS).
Jelly Belly Tour of Hong Kong roster: Nick Reistad (US), Matty Rice (AUS), James Meadley (AUS), Brice Jones (US) and Bryce Mead (US).