Successful Living pro cycling team announced the roster for their second season under that title. The team is directed by Olympic gold medallist Steve Hegg and Gianluca Caliari. Caliari selected Alessandro Bazzana from Team Zalf Desirè Fior, a leading amateur team in Italy which has groomed Pro Tour talents such as Damiano Cunego, Paolo Savoldelli and Ivan Basso. Also selected are Argentinean Ricardo Escuela, who will be the team’s main sprinter. Escuela has over forty victories in his career, including stage seven in the 'Baby Giro'. Serbian National team member Dusan Ganic will offer his strong solo and time trial skills. "Only a few racers in the US will recognize these names at first but by the end of the season, these guys will be the ones to keep an eye on" said co-director Gianluca Caliari.
Returning riders include Curtis Gunn who earned his first NRC win in the last stage of Tour de Nez in 2006. Alexi Martinez returns stronger than ever in his sophomore year with European racing experience this past summer in the Cycling Center program based in Belgium. Daniel Ramsey earned an impressive tenth place finish at Nationals Championships in the individual time trial and will be instrumental in all the major stage races. Ryan Yee, also serving as 'rider manager', will bring his leadership skills and riding talent to every major race in the US.
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