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Kelly Benefit Strategies for USA Championships

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Cycling News
Published:
August 31, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:39 BST
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First Edition Cycling News for August 31, 2007

Coming off of a stellar win in the USPro Criterium championships, the Kelly Benefits...

Coming off of a stellar win in the USPro Criterium championships, the Kelly Benefits Strategies/Medifast team is gunning for this weekend's USA Cycling Professional Road Championships. The team's roster will see the much anticipated return of TT and Road Race specialist Reid Mumford.

Mumford, who spent much of the season sidelined with a tibial plateau injury sustained in training in April tested his form at Superweek and the Tour de Toona, and is heading into the national championship with good form. "Reid's definitely back on form and we're glad to see it," said performance director Jonas Carney. "Plus I think he's got the fire inside to really make something happen. I know from personal experience when you've been out for a while with injury, you come back very focused and more aggressive than ever."

Mumford will also contest the road race along with Dan Bowman and Jonny Sundt, both of whom have seen some of the best racing of their careers in the team's first season. Bowman, 25, took second overall GC at the Tour of Virginia in April, while Sundt has been an aggressive criterium racer, spending plenty of time in breaks or chasing them for the team.

"We're hoping we can carry the incredible momentum of Downers Grove into the time trial and road race for the trifecta win," says John Kelly, title sponsor and president Kelly Benefit Strategies. "While we're realistic and know that the field is going to highly competitive, our athletes have never been healthier and more focused on winning."

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