Monday, February 10, 2014

Whole Athlete/Specialized Unveils 2014 Team with Training Camp in Northern California

Twelve athletes, six states, one be their best.

Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team
The 2014 Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team

Twelve young athletes from around the country joined together at the Whole Athlete Performance Center in Northern California to kickoff the Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team's 2014 season. The riders were treated to three days of great riding, sponsor introductions, product demos, organic food, yoga, and much more...

Entering its sixth season, the Whole Athlete/Specialized Team sets out with an impressive lineup and ambitious schedule. The intrepid Junior/U23 development program, which includes two current and three former national champions, will target the US National Championships, the ProXCT series, select UCI Junior Series races and World Cups, and the World Championships. 

Whole Athlete/Specialized

Honored as USAC's Mountain Bike Club of the Year for the third year running, and a Center of Excellence, the 2014 team lineup includes seven returning members and five new riders. U23s Casey Williams, Cypress Gorry, and Jacob Albrecht return to take that next step as young professionals, while 2013 Junior World Championship Team members Sean Bennett and Neilson Powless are joined by Silas Blunk and Zach Peterson to round out the Junior 17/18s. National Champ Christopher Blevins joins Cole Avery in the Junior 15/16s, as 14-year-old Junior Michael Mace comes aboard as the team's youngest rider. Standouts Haley Batten and Veda Gerasimek, both National Champions, comprise the Junior women 15/16s. 

Jacob Albrecht
Team veteran Jacob Albrecht gears up for a combined season of road and MTB racing.

Junior 15/16 National Champ, Christopher Blevins hits the feed zone halfway through the team's big climbing day.

Keeping bodies limber and aligned with yoga. 

Ryan Chondrashoff
SRAM's Ryan Chrondrashoff explains the ins and outs of proper suspension setup and tuning.

Specialized's 2014 MTB lineup is nothing short of amazing.

Precision bike fitting keeps body and machine functioning well together.

Dedication, Integrity, and...

Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team

2014 Whole Athlete/Specialized Cycling Team

Sean Bennett - 18
Neilson Powless - 18
Silas Blunk - 18
Zach Peterson - 17
Christopher Blevins - 16
Haley Batten - 16
Cole Avery - 15
Veda Gerasimek - 15
Michael Mace - 14

Casey Williams - 20
Cypress Gorry - 20
Jacob Albrecht - 20

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