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Tokyo Joe's picks up elite junior development team

Tokyo Joe's Team is going into its second year of supporting elite level junior mountain bike program. The team already provides grassroots and development support for those aged 13 to 22.

On the decision to sponsor a junior squad, Heather Szabo of Tokyo Joe's said, "Tokyo Joe's has a history of offering support to the top juniors in the Boulder area. This year we decided to take it up a notch in terms of our level of commitment to the kids."

The 2008 team currently includes twelve juniors who will begin training in Boulder this winter for the upcoming cycling season. The first team camp will be held in Phoenix, Arizona for a week in February with additional clinics and weekly rides to follow. Tokyo Joe's Junior Development Team will compete in a full schedule of Mountain States Cup races, as well as the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Calendar of Events.

Boulder native Chloe Forsman who is a past junior and current U23 and collegiate national champion is among those who have come through the Tokyo Joe's program.

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