For the 2008 season, Team Waste Management Cycling will serve as the official amateur feeder team with its U23 program. To support the relationship, the Phoenix-Arizona based program added to the team's staff and management with USA Cycling Elite Coach Barney King and his son, recently retired professional cyclist Austin King. Former Olympian Gord Fraser, who has won more than 200 races during his pro career, will serve in a mentoring role.
"I'm thrilled to have the continued support of Waste Management and our newly formed relationship with the Jelly Belly Professional Cycling Team. It not only allows these riders to chase their dreams but to continue to grow and develop as young adults through the shaping hands of competitive cycling", commented Team Manager Steve Cullinan
Barney King's role will be to direct the team for select National Racing Calendar (NRC) events. Austin will play a lesser role as he jump starts a career in real estate, but he is planning frequent contact with the riders.
The team has three additional roster positions open for U23 riders. Interested riders with a category one racing license should send their resumes to Steve Cullinana at email@example.com.