Hincapie | Citadel Racing Team announce 2017 Team and Roster
After a successful 2016 season, The Holowesko | Citadel Racing Team presented by Hincapie Sportswear now has sights set on 2017, with a roster of 12 men and a junior team of 10
Greenville, S.C. (December, 2016) – The team has grown progressively stronger over the years, winning two stages in 2016 in the Tour of Utah and positioning them as the only U.S.-based team that has won at least one stage in all of the biggest North American stage races.
2016 also saw an overall win at the Tour of Alberta with Robin Carpenter. The team went directly from Alberta to the Reading 120 and finished first, third, fourth, and fifth, culminating in a first place finish in the UCI America Tour.
Thomas Craven continues to serve as Chief Sports Director of the team. Craven raced professionally from the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, his experience highlighted by a season with 7-Eleven. 2017 will mark his sixth year leading the Holowesko|Citadel team with the philosophy of encouraging strong bike racers through mentorship and camaraderie.
Returning to Holowesko|Citadel for the 2017 season are Andre Krasilnikau, Oscar Clark, Andzs Flaksis, Mac Brennan, Miguel Bryon, Jr., Joseph Lewis, Brendan Rhim, and Robin Carpenter.
New to the team is TJ Eisenhart from Lehi, Utah, a former member of the BMC Development team, and Ruben Campanioni, a strong finisher coming from Team Jamis/Sutter Home.
Ty Magner returns, while John Murphy jumps from UHC. Says Craven, the addition of Magner and Murphy means “the band’s back together.”
“I’m really happy about our team for 2017,” adds George Hincapie. “Eisenhart, one of America’s youngest and brightest talents, is a testament to the success and upward trajectory of the team. With Magner and Murphy, we’ll have one of the best sprinter duos in the country.”
Mark Holowesko and investment management company Citadel continue to be title sponsors. “I am excited and proud to continue my support of this team and the Hincapie family,” says Mark Holowesko. “George and Rich continue to produce a program and team that is able to compete at the highest levels of cycling while concentrating on development of riders and the sport. This combination of successful competition and development is unparalleled in cycling and it is exciting to be part of the program next year.”
“Rich and George Hincapie are doing incredible work to provide the next generation with an opportunity to pursue their goals as professional cyclists,” says Ken Griffin, CEO, Citadel. “I’m very proud of what these young riders have accomplished and to support the team again in 2017, both as a sponsor and as a fan.”
Other sponsors include: Bonk Breaker, ACCA Team, Cycle Star, DZ Nutz, Eastside Chiropractic, Feedback Sports, Felt Bicycles, First Endurance, Giro Helmets, Intelligentsia Coffee, K Edge, K3 Holders, Magner Company, Malouf, Marc Pro, Mavic, Michelin Tires, Normatic, Osymetric USA, Performance Health/BioFreeze, Cramer, Theraband, K Tape, Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc., Purely Custom, Shimano/Pro, SkullCandy, Smith Optics, Spyder, Swamp Rabbit Lodge, The Island House, Thule, Trigger Point Technologies, Velo Toze, Vision Screenprinting, Viva Raw, Wheels Manufacturing, and Williamsburg Winery.
The Holowesko|Citadel Racing Team is registered with USA Cycling as a UCI Continental Team.
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The Holowesko | Citadel Racing Team presented by Hincapie Sportswear schedule for 2017:
March 8 – 18: Training Camp, Greenville, South Carolina
March 30 – Apr. 2: Joe Martin Stage Race, Fayetteville, Arkansas
April 8 – 9: Sunny King Criterium and Road Race, Anniston, Alabama
April 19 – 23: Tour of the Gila, Silver City, New Mexico
April 30: Dana Point, Dana Point, California
May 3 – 7: Redlands Classic, Redlands, California
May 14 – 20: AMGEN Tour of California (pending new UCI rules)
May 28 – 29: Winston-Salem Classic, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
June 3 – 4: Parx Philly Classic, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
June 10 – 11: Arlington, Virginia
June 14 – 18: Tour de Beauce, Quebec, Canada
June 14 – 18: North Star Classic, Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 23 – 25: USA Pro Champs Road Race and Time Trial, Knoxville, Tennessee
June 29 – July 2: USA Pro Champs Criterium and Time Trial, Louisville, Kentucky
July 9: White Spot Tour de Delta, Delta, Canada
July 14: GP Boise, Boise, Idaho
July 19 – 23: Cascade Classic, Bend, Oregon
July 31 – August 6: Tour of UTAH
August 10 – 13: Tour of Colorado
August 24 – 27: Tour of the Commonwealth, Richmond, Virginia
August 30 – September 3: Tour of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
September 1 – 4: Gateway Cup, Saint Louis, Missouri
September 9 – 10: Reading 120, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 16: Boston Mayors Cup, Boston, Massachusetts
Click here to visit our 2017 U.S. Pro Road Tour Calendar