Lupus Racing Team – 2015 Roster Announcement & Racing Plans
ATLANTA, GA (February 25, 2015) - Lupus Racing Team, an elite US cycling squad, has upgraded to UCI Continental status for 2015. The mission of LRT is to raise awareness and improve funding for an illness that affects 1.5 million Americans. Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, for which there is currently no known cure. We want to be part of the push to find a cure and upgrading to UCI Continental rank will help us accomplish this goal.
“We made great progress in 2014, winning many regional races and taking part in our first series of NRC and UCI events. We enjoyed the bigger stages of the NRC and UCI races and decided that we would strengthen our squad further and upgrade our status to make these races our principal racing objective”, said newly appointed Director Sportif, Steve Carpenter. “We simply want to improve year on year, and see where it takes us”.
Lupus Racing Team is based in New York City and Atlanta, Georgia and will consist of both a development team and a UCI Continental team with an 11 man roster. The team will be captained by multi time elite national champion, Michael Olheiser who finished 5th in the 2014 US Pro TT championships. Climbing and Time Trialing have been strengthened further with neo pro Timothy Rugg and Michael Stone. “We have also added three or four promising younger riders who will get their shot at a bigger stage”, said Carpenter.
Returning riders are Winston David, Jimmy Schurman, Shawn Gravois, Oliver Flautt and Stone who rode for Lupus Racing Team in the inaugural year.
New riders are Michael Olheiser, Timothy Rugg, Kyle Murphy, Evan Murphy, Nicholas Jowsey and Bradley Neagos.
The Team will compete USA Cycling NRC calendar and UCI races with a particular emphasis on the stage races and one day races of attrition. Lupus Racing Team kicks off the season taking an eight man squad to the UCI 2.2 Vuelta Mexico Stage Race on March 3rd.Follow the Team in 2015 Twitter Facebook Website
Corporate Partners for 2015 include: Jamison Capital, Sullivan/Strickler, Wilkins Consulting LLC, Guerciotti, Giro, Starlight Custom Apparel, microSHIFT, FSA, Kenda, Jagwire, CatEye, SeaSucker, Pedros, Swiftwick, Arundel, Cushe, Infinit, KMC, Ceroti, Peachtree Bikes, Enzo and Nice, and Selle San Marco.Media Contacts: Brendan Sullivan firstname.lastname@example.org 678-595-7683