Jamis Bicycles Announces Formation of Cyclocross Team
Jamis CX Team to debut at CrossVegas during Interbike
15 August 2013
NORTHVALE, NJ – Jamis Bicycles is pleased to formally announce their title sponsorship of an all new cyclocross team, Jamis CX. The formation of this team complements the current professional road and MTB teams within the Jamis family: The Jamis – Hagens Berman presented by Sutter Home road team and the Jamis Factory Racing mountain bike team.
Jamis CX consists of five top riders from around the country. Tyler Wren, Ben Jaques-Maynes, Carson Miller, and Philip Mooney will anchor the team after completing a successful 2013 season with the Jamis – Hagens Berman Professional Road Team. Sam Cerruti, a promising 18 yr old rider from Santa Cruz, CA, will be joining the team as a development rider mentored by Ben and Phil in Northern California.
Jamis Bicycles will also be supporting two additional riders in national level racing, Jessica Cutler and Thomas Turner. Jessica Cutler, who spends most of her year as a road racer for the Vanderkitten professional cycling team, will race aboard a Jamis as she represents BIKESport, one of the nation’s top Jamis dealers in Seattle, WA. Thomas Turner, the reigning Master’s 30-34 World Cyclocross Champion, will continue racing Jamis bikes in the dirt after completing his season with the Jamis Factory mountain bike team.
Carine Joannou, the President of Jamis Bicycles, is thrilled to be supporting top level racers for the cyclocross season. “Our athletes love to extend their racing seasons, and what better way to do it than to have them compete in the cyclocross events across the USA! ‘Cross is a fast growing segment of the sport that Jamis really enjoys supporting.”
The Jamis CX team has lined up an impressive list of equipment sponsors in their first year. Team riders will race aboard the top of the line Jamis Supernova Team bike outfitted with the full line of Ritchey WCS products, TRP Hy/Rd Hydraulic disc brakes, ENVE carbon tubular disc compatible wheels, Praxis cold forged chainrings, and a SRAM Red drivetrain.
Jake Pantone of ENVE is looking forward to the product testing the team can offer. “ENVE will always support cyclocross racing as it was the first market that originally realized the value ENVE products had to offer them. Supporting the Jamis CX program will provide us with valuable feedback to continue the development of products that cater to the specific needs of CX racers.”
Jakroo will provide the team with custom clothing and Giro will provide helmets, shoes, gloves, and socks. Additional sponsors include ProGold lubricants and cleaning supplies, BarFly computer mounts, Betwixt chamois cream, and Zealios sunscreen. Family Cycling Center in Santa Cruz will serve as the team’s official bike shop.
“We’re excited and happy to help support such a great CX program,” states Angelo DiGiovine, the marketing manager of RitcheyLogic. “Jamis has been a great partner for us and this team is a natural extension into the cross season. Ben and his crew form a solid team and we’re looking forward to a very successful season ahead.”
The team will race a mix of select UCI events around the country along with each rider’s largest local regional series. With 3 of the 5 racers on the team living in California, the team will have an especially large presence in many NorCal cyclocross events. A preliminary team race schedule is listed below.
Deschutes Brewery Cup
Grand Prix of Gloucester
Providence Cyclocross Festival
HPCX in Highland Park, NJ
Cycle Smart International
NBX Grand Prix of Cross
Bay Area SuperPrestige Series
Santa Cruz Cyclocross Series
NorCal Cyclocross Series
Seattle Cyclocross Series
Shimano NECX Pro Cyclocross Series
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