Backed by continued support from title sponsor KodakGallery.com and presenting sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the team announced on Friday that it has finalized its 12-rider roster for the 2007 season. Six-time Canadian National Champion and eight-year professional cycling veteran Mark Walters will join forces with 2006 NORBA National Cross Country champion and 2006 U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series champion, Ryan Trebon, to headline the 2007 squad.
Returning riders include Pete Lopinto, team leader and criterium specialist; Jesse Anthony, six-time U.S. cyclocross champion in the junior and U-23 ranks; Mike Dietrich, a second year pro who revealed great potential in 2006; and Skyler Bishop who adds depth to the team in all situations.
In addition to Walters and Trebon, the team welcomes new members Dominique Rollin, 2006 Canadian Elite Road National Champion; Cody O’Reilly, 6-time Junior National Track Champion; Josh Thornton, former Junior National Road Champion; Ben Raby, mountain stage winner at the 2006 UCI Vuelta a El Salvador; Jamiel Danesh, 2006 silver medalist at Track Nationals; and Dan Timmerman, 2006 New York State Road Race Champion.
Team General Manager, Robin Zellner, commented, "This season we are looking to elevate all aspects of our program and our roster reflects this commitment. We are proud to carry forward the enthusiastic support of KodakGallery.com and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and look forward to announcing several exciting and innovative additions to our sponsor roster in the coming weeks."
The 2007 KodakGallery Pro Cycling Team, Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company:
Jesse Anthony (Beverly, MA)
Skyler Bishop (Del Mar, CA)
Jamiel Danesh (San Jose, CA)
Mike Dietrich (Tucson, AZ)
Pete Lopinto (Boulder, CO)
Cody O’Reilly (Santa Barbara, CA)
Ben Raby (Geneva, IL)
Dominique Rollin (Boucherville, Quebec, Canada)
Josh Thornton (San Antonio, FL)
Dan Timmerman (Ithaca, NY)
Ryan Trebon (Ventura, CA)
Mark Walters (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada)