US national scratch race champion David McCook will head the 2007-2008 ProMan UCI track team along with Shelley Olds. Racing as a pro since 1993, the 37 year-old McCook most recently rode for Kelly Benefit Strategies. On his new team, he'll race and serve as mentor and coach for two of his team-mates.
McCook will be joined by Shelley Olds leading the women's squad. In a breakthrough 2007, she earned two podium spots at US track nationals, including a bronze in the team pursuit and fifth in the points race. Olds is among the founding members of the Proman women's team. She has transitioned from beginner road racer to World Cup competitor in less than three years and will focus on the pursuit in the hopes of making the Olympic team.
Time trial and endurance specialist Kele Murdin, who finished fifth at US track nationals this year, will join Olds on both the team's road and track squads.
Roman Kilun rounds out the team; he will focus primarily on the individual pursuit and is gearing up for the Los Angeles World Cup event. New to track racing, he took a silver in the team pursuit and ninth in the individual pursuit at US track nationals.
"I am extremely happy to be racing for the Proman team and to have the opportunity to compete in World Cup events, I am also enjoying coaching my team mates for international racing," said McCook.
The team will be managed by Nicola Cranmer as it readies for its debut at the first World Cup race next month in Sydney, Australia. Also on the calendar are the Olympic Test Event in Beijing, the Los Angeles World Cup in January, and the world championships in the United Kingdom.
ProMan Track Team: David McCook, Shelley Olds, Roman Kilun, Kele Murdin