After an unofficial winter camp in Winter Park, Colorado, the Kelly Benefit Strategies team will have its 'official' training camp and team launch this weekend in the warmer climates of San Antonio, Texas. During the camp the team will introduce its 2009 lineup, unveil new jersey designs and demo the team's new Fisher road bikes at the team launch February 26.
"We're kicking off what's going to be a busy and packed 2009 season," Jonas Carney, performance director said in a release. "We've added seven talented new athletes to an already strong lineup, we're eager to get out on the new Fisher road bikes and we'll also be racing more international events throughout the year in addition to our domestic calendar."
The team launch will be held at Bikeworld in San Antonio, with several hundred guests invited, including members of the cycling and local media, the regional and national racing community and program sponsors including Kelly Benefit Strategies, Contour Technology, SRAM, Bontrager and Kurt Kinetic. The event is also open to the public and door prizes will be given away to attendees throughout the event. An invitation-only ride with the pro's event will also be held February 28 as well as the official team photo shoot.
"We're looking forward to a terrific launch event at the store," Bikeworld manager Cindi Snell said. "We've already received a lot of interest and questions from our customers so it's clear the KBS team has a strong following wherever they go. We're ready to get their season started in style."
"It's really just an opportunity for us, in the early days of camp to thank our sponsors and fans and get everyone pumped up for a great season of racing from the KBS program," adds Carney.
The Kelly Benefit Strategies team is managed out of Minneapolis by Circuit Global Sports Management.
Kelly Benefit Strategies 2009 roster: Ryan Anderson, Andrew Bajadali, Zach Bell, Dan Bowman, Alex Candelario, Jake Erker, Cheyne Hoag, Jake Keough. Shane Kline, Reid Mumford, Clay Murfet, Neil Shirley, Jonny Sundt, David Veilleux and Scott Zwizanski.