Tuesday, October 21

Thanks to our Sponsors!!

I am pleased to announce that we've been picked up by Specialized and KMC to represent them at the races. Specialized is an obvious fit for us, since I used to work for them and I helped design the bikes that we'll race on. KMC came through in a big way for us and offered their support with the lightest chains on the market. It's awesome having the best equipment when you line up against the best racers.

Here's our official team press release:

Team Specialized/KMC pb Cal Giant Ready for 2008 Cyclocross Season
Team Features Husband-Wife National Champions
Watsonville, CA
Specialized, KMC, and California Giant Berry Farms are pleased to announce the newest cyclocross racing team for the upcoming 2008 season. The team’s official name will be Team Specialized/KMC presented by California Giant Berry Farms. The focus will be to garner excellent individual results through the season, amassing enough UCI points to place in the top 25 in the UCI World Ranking. With a top-tier schedule of 23 UCI Cyclocross events throughout the USA, the team will go full-gas around the country, with stops in almost 15 states: the team will attend all US Grand Prix of Cyclocross races, as well as select New England CCS, Mid-Atlantic CCS, and North American Cyclocross Trophy Series races.
The team will consist of husband-wife National Champions, Andy and Josie Jacques-Maynes. Andy has been to the World Championships three times, with seven National Podium appearances. He has three UCI wins to date. Josie has attended one Cyclocross World Championships, and has two UCI wins to her credit. Both Andy and JoJo are the current 30-34 National Champs, making the rare feat of being concurrent husband-wife National Champions. With extensive experience racing cyclocross in the US and in Europe, Andy and JoJo are ready and excited to meet the upcoming season head-on. They will be travelling in their RV from race to race, making the season one 3-month-long road trip!
The team will ride race bikes and equipment from Specialized, including S-Works Tricross carbon bikes, superlight Roval Alpiniste SL tubular carbon wheels, as well as industry-leading shoes, helmets, optics, and gloves. “Being a Specialized Factory-supported team means we get to race on the best equipment, hands down,” said Andy. “In fact, I had a hand in developing much of the gear on our race machines, so I know they will perform perfect no matter the conditions!” Andy and Josie will make appearances at local Specialized dealers throughout the season, so look for them as the cyclocross season swings through your area.
California Giant Berry Farms has supported the racing pair for 5 years and is excited for them as they take this next step in their cycling career. “Andy and Josie have always served as excellent spokespersons for the company and our berries”, says Anthony Gallino, VP of Sales. California Giant looks forward to providing continuing support for the cycling duo and appreciates all they have done for Cal Giant racing over the years.
The team would like to thank their sponsors for their generous support: Specialized, KMC , California Giant Berry Farms, TRP, SRAM, Clif Bar, First Endurance, and Crank Brothers.

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