Thursday, June 21, 2007

A&F at Tour of Ohio

The Tour of Ohio is going on right now and MY team is beating the buh-jeebus out of the other teams- including teams like Priority Health, Colavita, Time Development, Kelly Benefits, so the competition is pretty good. And still my guys are killing them!

Jerseys held by team;

Yes, they're doing great! For a team whose admitted focus is on crit racing and the US crit series, they are showing they can control a race when the roads are open too. I think I'm gonna cry a little...

Team roster for the race;
Mark Hekman (race leader and current leader of US NRC crit series and winner of Athens Twilight)
Marco Aledia (Sprint competition leader)
Tim Swain (KOM leader)
Ryan Gamm
Jimmy McDonald (who raced on the junior development team last year)
Bennet van der Genugten
Andy Applegate (current US Masters National Champion in the time trial)
Brandon Gavic
Josh Englund (killer from New Zealand and winner of stage 2)
Ryan Rish (team DS and relatively new father and working on Phd... )

The photos below are all courtesy of Blair Fraley (you rock, dude!)...

Marco Aledia

Tim Swain in KOM jersey.

Marco and Jimmy Mac

Jimmy Mac

Hekman in the Sprinter's jersey.

Josh Englund

Bennet van der Genugten ("bonus" picture/s has been promised!)

The train lining up for...

... this

... and this!



Anonymous said...

Congrats on your boys doing well, but… all of the domestic pro teams and their top riders are currently at the Nature Valley GP. The entire Kelley Benefits pro team is racing at the NVGP. The riders you are talking about are all on the Kelly Benefits amateur team. Colavita and Priority Health have their A squads at the NVGP. Your guys are “killing” other amateur riders at a non-NRC event.

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Yes, they are beating up on a strong field of regional teams and some "B team" riders from some other NRC teams. That said, Tour of Ohio is one of the most important races of the year to them, due to the home of their title sponsor (Abercrombie & Fitch) being in Ohio... so they're doing the right race. And, again, for a team that is focused on the NRC crit series, this is an impressive ride just the same.

Da Boyz said...


Good thing we have our hater blockers on!

Sun's out, guns out.

John said...

Will your team be riding at the USPRO crit nationals?

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

John- They'll be there in Downer's Grove, looking for the win. August will be an important month!