5-hour Energy p/b Kenda not selected for USA Pro Challenge

After getting shut out of the US's "big three" stage races in 2012 - Amgen Tour of California, Tour of Utah and USA Pro Challenge - the UCI Continental squad 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda emerged in 2013 with a re-vamped line-up, the product of a merger between the Kenda program and fellow domestic Continental team Competitive Cyclist. With two-time National Racing Calendar (NRC) winner and former Grand Tour rider Francisco Mancebo now leading the team this season, 5-hour Energy p/b Kenda management hoped that their new roster would provide the opportunity to compete at the highest level in the United States.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.