Huff, Jones join Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies in 2014

Former Bissell Pro Cycling rider and 2013 Amgen Tour of California mountains classification winner Carter Jones will ride for Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies next season, team performance director Jonas Carney told Cyclingnews this week. Also joining the US-based Continental team for 2014 is new recruit Brad Huff, the former Jelly Belly rider who announced his move Thursday on a podcast with retired Optum rider Mike Creed.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.