The Richard Sachs/CYBC Cyclocross Team has announced its squad for the upcoming U.S. 'cross season - its ninth in total. "This is the longest running, most successful cross gig in town", said team director, sponsor, and racer, the Connecticut-based frame builder Richard Sachs.
With past team members including Jonathan Page and Tyler Johnson, the Richard Sachs team continues to build on the success of its history. Returning to the team is 1999 USA Espoirs Cyclocross National Championship silver medalist and former World Championship team member, Justin Spinelli. The youngest American ever to race the Giro d'Italia, with Farm Frites in 2000, Justin has since raced with Team Saeco, Navigators, and most recently TARGETRAINING.
Also returning is multi-time USCF Cyclocross National Champion (Junior, Espoirs, and Collegiate) and recently-married Alicia Genest-Hamblen, who is now set to continue her winning ways in the Elite category.
Joining Justin and Alicia will be two undiscovered talents that have great potential: Noah Taylor is a strong, young New Hampshire racer who has come into his own over the past two seasons and will be a threat in the Elite class. Connecticut-based Bryan Hayes has been moving steadily through the Espoirs ranks, and is setting his sights for a breakthrough season and a slot on the USA's World Championship team.
Richard Sachs/CYBC stalwart, and former Women's 30+ National Champion Katrina Davis is taking the 2005/06 season off to pursue an even greater challenge: parenthood.
The team will have a split focus this season, contesting both the Verge New England Championship Cyclocross Series and the Verge Mid-Atlantic Cyclocross Series. It also expect to make a strong showing in the Crank Brothers U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross, all leading up the USCF Cyclocross National Championships in Providence, RI where the team will try to extend its eight-consecutive year medal streak and go for its 10th Cyclocross National Championship since 1997.
RGM Watch Company
Hudson Valley Velodrome, Inc.
Richard Sachs - Bicycle frames & forks
Cane Creek - Wheels, headsets, top-mount brake levers, and cantilever brakes
Challenge Tires - Tubulars
Crank Brothers - Pedals
Joe Bell - Custom paint
Oval Concepts - Handlebars & stems
Pacenti Cycle Design - Bottom bracket shells
Rudy Project USA - Helmets, eyewear
Selle San Marco - Saddles
Verge America, Ltd. - Team clothing