Ridley Factory Cyclo-cross Team announced

Ok, so it's not exactly mountain biking, but we're still talking about mud and dirt in a growing...

Ok, so it's not exactly mountain biking, but we're still talking about mud and dirt in a growing form of off-road racing.

The Ridley Factory team is busy planning for the 2007-2008 cyclo-cross season. Formerly known as the Alan Factory Team, the Minneapolis-based squad has announced it will be led by 2007 'cross world championship team members Bjorn Selander, Nick Weighall, and Jerome Townsend

The fifth-year team has forged a new alliance with Ridley Bikes, but management stays the same with Paul Schoening, President of GSG-USA (Custom Bike Wear) as Team Director. Dag Selander will serve as Team Manager and Coach.

Five elite racers will contest the USGP circuit, major UCI events across the US, and the nationals in Kansas City, Missouri. Several members also plan to race in Europe in preparation for the 2008 world championships in Treviso, Italy. However, the team will also continue to field a grass roots squad. Interested racers or potential sponsors should contact the team at paul.schoening@comcast.net.

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