Friday, June 27, 2008

BBVP Announces 'Cross Team

As the 2008 cyclocross seasons draws ever nearer, BBVP would like to announce that we have created a cyclocross team to contest the Chi Cross Cup Series. If everyone stays healthy and injury free, we will be starting 10 riders at the September 21st Jackson Park event. The 2007 'cross season was our inaugural season and typically saw just three of us toeing the line after Jim suffered an injury at the Carpentersville event.

No doubt having up to ten riders starting each event should help to tip the odds in our favor. And since the official countdown has begun and we are looking at about 90 days until the first race, we are in the process of setting our goals and building our training plans. As the road season progresses and ultimately winds down, we will begin to hold "unsanctioned" training events, with more info to come as the time and place becomes known.

On another note in order to help defray the costs of racing and travelling as a team, the BBVP 'Cross Team is seeking additional sponsors. I know for a fact that members of the cycling industry periodically check out or webpage for info, and if there is anyone who would care to step up and help out, we are open to that discussion.

The 2008 BBVP Cyclocross Squad will consist of:

Elvis Falbo
Tony Rienks
Damon Nelson
Jim Jacobs
Joe Castello
Dan Bomben
Sergio Moreno
Patrick Morgan
Jorge Cerritos
Bob Murray

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