Euro-Devo: A scholarship program for Michigan riders

American cyclists from the state of Michigan now have the chance to be funded to race in Europe, courtesy of a new cycling scholarship program called the Euro-Devo Scholarship. Brian Adams, who raced with the Cycling Center in Belgium in 2001-2002, has organised the program. Now 32 and a physical therapist operating a sports medicine clinic for the University of Michigan, Adams hopes to subsidise four Michigan riders who plan to spend all or part of the 2006 season racing in Europe.

"Europe is where you need to go to cut your teeth," Adams said, adding that he hopes that the scholarship, which has been partially funded by Red Bull, will help create a pipeline to the Cycling Center (, and other similar programs that offer organised European racing experience.

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