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Momentum Cycling Team changes ownership and name

Momentuum Cycling Team, a professional UCI track team based in Los Angeles, has been sold to a new owner, Robin Horwitz, who doubles as a track supervisor at the Hellyer Velodrome and the owner of ASL Bridge Interpreting Services and ThresholdPower.com, a company that coordinates cycling camps, clinics and racing events.

In addition to a new owner, Momentum will also have a new name, Hawk Relay Cycling Team, to reflect sponsor support. Hawk Relay provides relay services to the deaf and hearing impaired communities in addition to providing video access for people with sign language skills.

"Today is a terrific day for the team and for USA cycling as it sets its sight on the 2012 London Olympics. The team is committed to developing our current team and future stars for the 2012 Olympics and beyond," said Horwitz.

Currently the team consists of American sprinter Adam Duvendeck, Commonwealth Games bronze medalist Travis Smith, Women's Keirin World Champion Jennie Reed and eight-time world cup medallist Josiah Ng. The team also supports a development squad including Jimmy Watkins, Jessie Marans and promising junior rider out of Orange County, California. A masters team, with roster, will be announced going forward.

The team will appear at the World Cup race in Cali, Colombia, as well as other World Cup and domestic races throughout the 2008-2009 season

The team was previously owned by Dr. Howard Marans, who will remain on staff as an Assistant Team Director.

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