This Year’s Teams
Returning Champions- UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling- one of the only US based Pro Continental Teams will be attending MO PRO for 2013. Overall, they have their sights set on having a successful season racing in the US as well as being competitive in Europe in 2013. Roster: Hilton Clarke, Carlos Alzate, Luke Keough, Brad White, Karl Menzies www.uhcprocycling.com
Champion Systems Presented by Stan’s NO Tubes (CS/SNT) is a new elite amateur cycling team for 2012 based in New York City. The mission of our team is to develop athletes from the Northeast and to provide a sustainable platform for national and international exposure. Our title sponsor, Champion System, has for 2012 become the first ever Asian-based team to be awarded a UCI Pro Continental license
Elbowz Racing Team’s goal is to be a professionally run, high profile team, that supports local children’s charities through outreach programs, awareness, and donations.The team is comprised of young, up-and-coming talent, mentored by experienced, seasoned veterans. Each rider was handpicked based upon their strength and personality, to build, what Elbowz Racing Team believe, is one of the most promising teams to ever come out of Texas. Our 2013 schedule will focus primarily on the USA Criterium schedule, select US National Calendar and UCI Events, as well as regional races.
UCI Continental team Bissell Pro Cycling Team , General Manager Glen Mitchell, outlined one of the team’s goals for the season to be the top ranked team in the country at the conclusion of the National Racing Calendar (NRC). “The NRC has always been an objective for us because we are structured around racing the domestic season,” Mitchell said. ”We want to be seen at all the top domestic races that we can and that includes the UCI races and the NCC races.”
Team MK/SmartStop began as Time Pro Cycling in 2006. The team has grown into its current incarnation under the guidance of team owners Jamie Bennett and Pat Raines, both former professional cyclists and North Carolina residents. Team MK/SmartStop has experienced great success in the USA Crits Series in recent years, winning the overall titles 3 years running, once with Mark Hekman in 2009, with Isaac Howe in 2010, and again with Luke Keough last year. In addition to the individual titles the team has won the overall team title 4 years in a row. In 2013 the team hopes to continue its success in the criterium discipline and showcase our riders talents in the USA Crits Series and USA Cycling’s new National Criterium Calendar (NCC). Follow all of the action from the 2013 racing season at www.teammk-smartstop.com.
- USA Crits Individual Champions: 2009, 2010 and 2011
- USA Crits Team Champions: 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011
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We strive to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes. With appropriate diet, exercise, treatment and technology, we believe anyone with diabetes can achieve their dreams.
Team Novo Nordisk’s worldwide mission to inspire and change perceptions of what is possible with diabetes all began with a single cycling event in 2005. Eight cyclists, all living with type 1 diabetes entered the Race Across America in 2005 with the mission to show that anything is possible, even while living everyday with type 1 diabetes. Founded as Team Type 1, Team Novo Nordisk was given little attention in the 2005 Race Across America. The diabetes and cycling community believed that competing in a 3,000 mile, non-stop cycling race wasn’t possible. Not only was it possible it was winnable. Since Team Type 1’s first participation in the Race Across America, the team has won the race four times and still holds the Race Across America record for the fastest trans-continental crossing in just 5 days, 9 hours and 5 minutes, set in 2009.
Team Type 1 has since expanded to include a Professional Men’s and Women’s team, a Development Team, a Triathlon Team, an Elite team, a Running Team and Team Type 2. All of the current programs consist of athletes living everyday with diabetes and strive to provide hope and inspiration to all people affected by diabetes.
Foundation/CRCA- From the East Coast- this USA Crits Division 1 team is coming to bang bars with the top professional teams. Many of the USA Crits Div. 1 teams represent the future of American cycling- so be on the look out for a break out performance. From the Big Apple.
Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefits Strategies. This is, simply put, one of the teams to beat at MO PRO. Featuring Canadian Olympian Joelle Numainville and US World Championship Team Member Jade Wilcoxson. This is an “A” squad bringing their “A” game.
Team Kenda presented by RACC. Another women’s team headling the MOPRO series. Team Kenda adds one more threat to the best women’s field to ever race the streets of St. Louis.