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Rally Cycling presents 2020 rosters in Minnesota

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The 2020 Pactimo kits now have a subtle yellow dot pattern that blends into Rally orange.

The 2020 Pactimo kits now have a subtle yellow dot pattern that blends into Rally orange. (Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Rally UHC Cycling

Megan Jastrab shows off her junior world champion's jersey at the Rally UHC team launch in Minneapolis on Friday (Image credit: Pat Malach)
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Rally UHC Cycling

The Rally UHC Cycling teams are presented at the Rally HQ in Minneapolis (Image credit: Pat Malach)
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Junior world road champion Megan Jastrab debuted her rainbow kit from Pactimo.

(Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Rally Health's downtown Minneapolis office hosted the team.

Rally Health's downtown Minneapolis office hosted the team. (Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Robin Carpenter returns after an impressive 2019 season.

Robin Carpenter returns after an impressive 2019 season. (Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Junior world road champion Megan Jastrab debuted her rainbow kit from Pactimo.

Junior world road champion Megan Jastrab debuted her rainbow kit from Pactimo. (Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Rally headquarters

Rally headquarters (Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Felt FR Disc equipped with Sram AXS drivetrain and Vision Metron wheels.

Felt FR Disc equipped with Sram AXS drivetrain and Vision Metron wheels. (Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Gavin Mannion, Dr. Mark Greve, DS Pat McCarty, Nate Brown.

Gavin Mannion, Dr. Mark Greve, DS Pat McCarty, Nate Brown. (Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Canadian Nickolas Zukowsky

Canadian Nickolas Zukowsky (Image credit: Camille Lizama)
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Managing Director Charles Aaron speaks with European General Manager Stéphane Heulot.

Managing Director Charles Aaron speaks with European General Manager Stéphane Heulot. (Image credit: Camille Lizama)

Riders and staff for Rally Cycling gathered in Minnesota this week for their first get together of the team's 2020 rosters, culminating with two team presentations on Friday.

The team's major sponsors are headquartered in Minneapolis, and the program run by Circuit Sports presented the team to the United Health Group in the afternoon at the Optum headquarters building in Eden Prairie, and then again in the evening at the Rally HQ in downtown Minneapolis.

The men's Pro Continental team and women's UCI team also showed off their 2020 kits by new clothing sponsor Pactimo. The team retains their orange theme in a kit that looks similar to the 2019 outfits, but next year's look includes an orange fade on the torso and sleeves.

Rob Britton, Nate Brown, Chloe Hosking and Megan Jastrab took the stage at the Optum event for United Health Group employees and described their reasons to ride a bike, eliciting stories from people in the crowd about their own reasons for cycling. A drawing at the end of the event gave away Pactimo clothing, a Lazer helmet, sunglasses and a new Felt bicycle.

The evening event in Minneapolis was invitation only in the theatre seating at Rally HQ, where all of the riders present took the stage in their 2020 team kits except for Hosking, who is still under contractual obligation to her 2019 team until January 1.

The Rally men's Pro Continental team will start the season on two fronts, with groups going to South America for Vuelta a San Juan and the Tour Colombia 2.1, and another group heading east for the early season Middle East races.

The women's team will start the season in Australia at the Tour Down Under, the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race and the Herald Sun Tour.