NAME: ERICA ZAVETA
RACING AGE: 27
HOMETOWN: ERWINNA, PA
RESIDENCE: BREVARD, NC
STRENGTHS: LISTENING TO TEAMMATES
PRO SINCE: 2014
IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, January 10, 2016—Cylance, the company that is revolutionizing cybersecurity with products and services that use artificial intelligence to proactively prevent, advanced persistent threats and malware, today announced a partnership with Inspire Sports LLC and Incycle Bicycle to establish a new U.S. registered UCI Men’s UCI Continental team, the Cylance-Incycle p/b Cannondale Pro Cycling Team. The team will focus on USA Cycling’s National Events Calendar (NEC), starting with the Redlands Classic in California, April 6-10th.
After announcing the creation of a UCI Cylance Pro Cycling Women’s World Tour team in November, Omer Kem, founder of Inspire Sports and Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance, saw opportunity to create a men’s continental team as part of their vision of strengthening sports equity and sponsor partnerships. “To have both a women’s and men’s team doubles the exposure of our sponsor’s mission to inspire girls, boys, women and men around the world to live healthy lives and pursue their athletic goals,” Kem states. Like the women’s team, the men’s team will also combine racing with charity sporting events to raise money for local athletics, including cycling.
Team naming rights partners Incycle Bicycles and Cannondale successfully operated the Incycle-Cannondale Pro Cycling Team in 2015. Incycle Bicycles is one of the top retailers of Cannondale Bicycles in the world and Cannondale is a global leader in Bicycle Manufacturing. Incycle owner Dominic Galenti says the merging partnerships of Cylance, Cannondale and Incycle is a solid building block for all involved. “We have worked with Cannondale for years, and our men’s program was ready to take the next step. With Cylance on board, we’re all moving forward.”
The members of the Cylance–Incycle Men’s Team include 2015 NCC overall champion, Hilton Clarke (USA), who also served as team captain of UnitedHealthcare Cycling. Joining Clarke will be U.S. riders Justin Williams, Cory Williams, Hunter Grove, Cory Greenberg and Josh Ruiz and Camilo Zambrano. Orlando Garibay and Diego Sandoval of Mexico, and Colombian racer Andres Diaz complete the 2016 roster.
“We believe sports can be a critical component to a happy and healthy life and we want to empower everyone to get active and achieve their goals” said Omer Kem, founder of Inspire Sports. “Cylance-Incycle p/b Cannondale Pro Cycling Team members will be role models to athletes of all sports, male and female, not only for their accomplishments on the team, but also as they strive to represent their sponsors in communities as ambassadors. Our partnership with Cylance, Incycle and Cannondale will help these talented riders reach that goal.”
“Cycling is a sport that promotes a healthy living and active lifestyle along with values of sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication, persistence and endurance. These values are the bedrock of Cylance and our mission to protect the planet. Said Stuart McClure, Cylance CEO. “We are excited to be a partner sponsors in 2016.
Mavic, a leading manufacturer of bike systems and rider equipment, has joined forces with the Cylance-Incycle p/b Cannondale men’s continental team to deliver the best wheels, shoes and helmets to our UCI Continental team.
For 2016, the team will race in the signature yellow of Mavic’s Cosmic Ultimate helmet, Cosmic Ultimate II shoe, and brand new Cosmic Pro Carbon SL Disk Tubular and Clincher wheelsets, with Griplink and Powerlink tires.
“We’re pleased to be supporting the Cyclance-Incycle Pro Cycling Team, and excited about putting our Cosmic Pro Carbon Disk Tubular and Clincher wheel sets to a year-long test under the rigors of pro racing,” said Mike Wilson, Mavic Brand Manager, Americas. “While road disk is now being used at select World Tour races, having the team race the system exclusively in both crits and road races is a unique opportunity.”
“Inspire Sports is extremely proud to be part of the disc brake revolution and we feel that Mavic’s investment in the team elevates the Cylance-Incycle p/b Cannondale team to a new level. The long term relationship with Cannondale and Incycle amplifies Mavic’s support of the team and its athletes” says Omer Kem, Managing Partner and Owner of Inspire Sports, LLC.
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ROAD RACE (ROAD RACE – RR)
SUNDAY, 08.21. HOME 08:15
Road Race (Road Race – RR) track alignment is slightly revised for this year’s road race, the riders first run four short laps followed by a longer laps of approximately 55 km, containing four short dirt road games before finishing with five more laps on our 11 km
NAME: BRYAN LEWIS
RACING AGE: 27
SPECIALTY: TT/ONE DAY
HOMETOWN: ROANOKE, VA
RESIDENCE: CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
BIRTHDAY: AUGUST 31, 1990
STRENGTHS: TT, HARD PUNCHY RACES
PRO SINCE: 2016
New to the professional peloton, Cylance Pro Cycling will be looking to make its mark on the 2016 edition of Santo’s Women’s Tour Down Under
The Cylance Pro Cycling Team is set to launch its inaugural season with the Santos Women’s Tour, now in its second edition, in Adelaide Australia starting January 16th and concluding on January 19th.
“We are incredibly excited to open the 2016 in Australia. The race organization is incredibly professional and it’s very exciting to take the returning champion Valentina Scandalara back to Adelaide” said Omer Kem, founder of Inspire Sports. “It’s very important in an Olympic year to get the team racing as all of our athletes pursue selection to their countries Olympic teams.”
The Cylance Pro Cycling roster for the Santos Women’s Tour includes Valentina Scandalara (2015 Overall Race Winner), Shelley Olds, Rossella Ratto, Alison Tetrick, Krista Doebel-Hickok, and Doris Schweizer.
The 2016 edition of the Santos Women’s Tour see the race elevated to UCI 2.2 status and begins with stage 1 a 95KM circuit on January 16th in Mt. Torrens. On stage 2 the race sees the women tackle the same course used for the men’s People’s Choice Classic a total of 12 times for 20.4KM in East Adelaide. The race continues on stage 3 in Lyndoch for 100.8KM with 2 KOM points that could prove decisive. The Santos Women’s Tour finishes up on January 20th with stage 4, a one hour criterium race in Victoria Park, just east of Adelaide’s city center.