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Ray-Glow elite cycling team seeks riders

By:
Susan Westemeyer
Published:
February 19, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 21:17 BST
Edition:
Latest Cycling News, February 19, 2008

Cat 1 riders in the United States, who are still looking for a team, could apply for Ray-Glow...

Cat 1 riders in the United States, who are still looking for a team, could apply for Ray-Glow cycling, a newly formed amateur team based out of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania. The team is looking for two top elite Cat 1 cyclists for 2008. The new squad will be focusing on the eastern NRC calendar. Team director Steven Blakely said "the team is looking to make a serious impact this season with hopes of moving into a UCI Continental status by 2009. We are looking for guys that want to win, point blank." Ray-Glow is a privately funded team that is on a mission for 2008.

Currently, the team has six riders, including Juan Reig Conergero, a former member of Spanish professional Vitalicio Seguros. Conergero has competed in various professional events throughout Spain. The team is also looking for sprinter Chad Bain to cause some waves on the circuit as well. Bain is a former collegiate wrestler who first turned to track cycling before becoming a road racer. According to Blakely, Bain has the aggressiveness of a wrestler, with the finesse of a road sprinter. Joining Bain and Conergero will be Justin Wilks (winner of the Hufftown Stage Race), David Morris, time trial specialist Tomas Valez and current Tennesse state champion Jonathon Hokes.

The team will be outfitted with Jamis Xenith Pro carbon bikes, Louis Garneau clothing and two Volvo team wagons, courtesy of Spinkly Motors, a current sponsor of the team. According to Blakely, the team has hired Burt Hoovis as assistant director/ and mechanic. Hoovis was the head mechanic for the Alfa Lum professional cycling team from 1988 to 1990.

Interested riders should forward their resume to: rayglowcycles@yahoo.com

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