Friday, December 29, 2017

Introducing the 2018 Whole Athlete p/b DNA Cycling Team - Celebrating 10 Years!

2018 marks the tenth anniversary season for the Whole Athlete p/b DNA Team, a decade of development rooted in dedication, integrity, and fun. 

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The US National Championships are always a major team target. (photo: PB Creative)

The team’s 2017 season brought the total of Junior and U23 National Titles to 22. And in its nine-year history to date, the program has had 24 athletes named to the US World Championship Team, resulting in multiple top-10 finishes. The 2018 team now looks to add to that tradition of success.

The 2018 Team
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The 2018 Whole Athlete p/b DNA Cycling Team

The nine-rider Whole Athlete p/b DNA Team includes four Under-23s and five Juniors for 2018. Returning riders Anders Johnson (former two-time fat bike National Champ), Kelsey Urban (former Junior STXC Nat. Champ), and Jason Rowton are joined by Savilia Blunk (2017 double Junior Nat. Champ) to round out the U23s, while Junior 17/18s Kevin Vermaerke (reigning Nat. Champ) and Quinn Simmons (2017 15/16 Nat Champ) are joined by up and comers Finn Gullickson (Junior 17/18), Nolan Jenkins (Junior 17/18), and Gabbi Richardson (Junior 15/16). 

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Baja team camp kicks off the 10th anniversary season for the 2018 squad.

The team recently came together for the 10th anniversary-season kickoff camp in Baja California to get in some quality winter training, experience detailed sponsor education, and bond as a cohesive team. The warm setting was the perfect way to set the tone for what is sure to be a memorable season. The 2018 Team race schedule is taking shape, so stay tuned for exciting news to come... 

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Ready to drop in on the 2018 season!

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A non-profit Junior / U23 development program, the Whole Athlete p/b DNA Team's mission is to invest in the future of our youth and the sport of cycling by developing young athletes at the national and international levels with dedication, integrity, and fun

Our mission is enabled by coaches, mentors, volunteers, and donors of the Velo Development Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

The 2018 Whole Athlete p/b DNA Team is a non-profit program of the the Velo Development Foundation, generously supported by Whole Athlete, DNA Cycling, Specialized Bicycle Components, Quarq Powermeters, Rock Tape, ProBar, Oakley, Tam Bikes, All Good Brand, DZ Nuts,Crank Brothers Pedals, Enduro Bearings, ESI Grips, Bungalow Munch Organic Granola, and Mellow Motors.

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