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The Whole Athlete / Specialized team trains at a winter team camp

The Whole Athlete / Specialized team trains at a winter team camp
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Zach Valdez (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Zach Valdez (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Jacob Albrecht (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Jacob Albrecht (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Kate Courtney (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Kate Courtney (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Lucas Newcomb (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Lucas Newcomb (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Marcus Segedin (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Marcus Segedin (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Whole Athlete - Specialized riders listen to a presentation.

Whole Athlete - Specialized riders listen to a presentation.
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The Whole Athlete - Specialized trains together

The Whole Athlete - Specialized trains together
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A Whole Athlete - Specialized rider meeting

A Whole Athlete - Specialized rider meeting
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Sean Bennett (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Sean Bennett (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Shane Skelton (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Shane Skelton (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Silas Blunk (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Silas Blunk (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Steffen Andersen (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Steffen Andersen (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Tyler O'Brien (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Tyler O'Brien (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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The Whole Athlete - Specialized does a twist during yoga practice

The Whole Athlete - Specialized does a twist during yoga practice
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Zach Valdez (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Zach Valdez (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Dylan Fryer (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Dylan Fryer (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Cypress Gorry (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Cypress Gorry (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Casey Williams (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Casey Williams (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Ben Spurr (Whole Athlete - Specialized)

Ben Spurr (Whole Athlete - Specialized)
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Zach Valdez looks to build on his best U23 season yet, with five Pro wins in 2012 and a podium at XC Nationals

Zach Valdez looks to build on his best U23 season yet, with five Pro wins in 2012 and a podium at XC Nationals
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The Whole Athlete / Specialized Team practices the revolved triangle pose in yoga.

The Whole Athlete / Specialized Team practices the revolved triangle pose in yoga.
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The team develops mobility, stability, alignment, and balance through yoga

The team develops mobility, stability, alignment, and balance through yoga
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The Whole Athlete / Specialized team counterbalances the stress of hard training with yoga

The Whole Athlete / Specialized team counterbalances the stress of hard training with yoga
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SRAM's Ryan Chondrashoff takes the riders through the new XX1 group

SRAM's Ryan Chondrashoff takes the riders through the new XX1 group
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Marcus Segedin shows off the team's training kit as he prepares to step up to the Junior 17/18 ranks

Marcus Segedin shows off the team's training kit as he prepares to step up to the Junior 17/18 ranks
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After a strong first year as a 17/18 Junior, Lucas Newcomb looks to take it up a notch in 2013

After a strong first year as a 17/18 Junior, Lucas Newcomb looks to take it up a notch in 2013
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Kate Courtney aims high in 2013 with a World Cup focus

Kate Courtney aims high in 2013 with a World Cup focus
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The Whole Athlete / Specialized team enjoyed fantastic weather, camaraderie, and some of the best riding on the west coast

The Whole Athlete / Specialized team enjoyed fantastic weather, camaraderie, and some of the best riding on the west coast
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The Whole Athlete / Specialized team

The Whole Athlete / Specialized team
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The Whole Athlete / Specialized team poses in their stealth team training kit

The Whole Athlete / Specialized team poses in their stealth team training kit
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The 2013 Whole Athlete / Specialized Cycling Team

The 2013 Whole Athlete / Specialized Cycling Team
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Shane Skelton, Lucas Newcomb and Marcus Segedin showing that "smooth is fast"

Shane Skelton, Lucas Newcomb and Marcus Segedin showing that "smooth is fast"
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Whole Athlete / Specialized Team Manager Dario Fredrick

Whole Athlete / Specialized Team Manager Dario Fredrick
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Fourteen junior and U23 riders gathered the Whole Athlete Performance Center in Northern California last weekend for the Whole Athlete / Specialized Cycling Team's 2013 season kick-off camp. The young riders were treated to two full days of riding, sponsor introductions, product demos, organic food, yoga, and much more.

Having earned the distinction of USA Cycling's Mountain Bike Club of the Year for the second year running, the team looks to build upon its 2012 season success which included Kate Courtney's first-ever cross country World Cup win by a US junior woman and Marcus Segedin taking the junior 15-16 cross country national title.

For the 2013 season, the team's focus once again will be the US Pro XCT series and national championships, as well as select World Cups and the world championships.

Among the returning riders for 2013 are 2012 Junior 15-16 cross country national champion Marcus Segedin, 2012 World Championship Team members Lucas Newcomb, Kate Courtney, and Casey Williams, and 2012 Collegiate D2 cross country and short track national champ Cypress Gorry.

2013 Whole Athlete / Specialized Cycling Team

U23
Zach Valdez, 21
Casey Williams, 19
Cypress Gorry, 19
Jacob Albrecht, 19

Junior 17-18
Kate Courtney, 18
Lucas Newcomb, 18
Shane Skelton, 18
Marcus Segedin, 17
Sean Bennett, 17
Ben Spurr, 17
Silas Blunk, 17

Junior 15-16
Steffen Andersen, 16
Tyler O'Neal, 16

Junior Under 15
Dylan Fryer, 13

Staff
Dario Fredrick, Team Director
Matt McCourtney, Assistant Director
John Hunt, Assistant Coach

The following video from the team camp was provided by the Whole Athlete Team.