Veteran online retailer, Mountains Plus launches a new website, www.cyclocrossracing.com, and joins forces with Blue Competition Cycles, Rolf Prima Wheels and Hincapie Sportswear to create new cyclocross team to compete nationally at the professional and grassroots level during the 2010/11 season.

The professional team roster for the 2010/11 race season will include Tristan Schouten (WI), Craig Richey (Victoria, Canada), Nathan Bannerman (Walla Walla, WA) Eric Emsky (Seattle, WA) and Michael Gallagher (Portland, OR). In addition to vast racing experience, these riders have an impressive list of wins including numerous top ten finishes, four Planet Bike Series wins, sixth at the Canadian National Championships, top ten at U23 Cross Nationals, and U23 Euro Camp Selections.

“We are really excited to be able to put together a ’cross program of this size and caliber just prior to the launch of our new cyclocross site, www.cyclocrossracing.com,” states CyclocrossRacing.com owner Erik Viafore. “It represents a great opportunity to work with some of the best ’cross riders in the world while showcasing some of the amazing products by Blue Competition and Rolf Prima.”

Brian Roddy, owner of Rolf Prima agrees. “It’s been a great experience to work with CyclocrossRacing.com and Blue Competition in putting together such a strong team for the coming ’cross season and it was perfect timing with the launch of our new ’cross wheels.”

The professional team will be racing on the Blue Norcross SL a virtual lugged T-800 high modulus carbon frameset weighing in at a feathery 1,000g (MD). The Blue Norcross line features include BB30, tapered headtubes and beefy carbon forks making for a stiff and powerful ride. Rolf Prima will be putting the team on their new 58CX, a 1440g tubular wheel set that was designed just for ’cross with its reinforced rim and spoke count of 16/16. Rolf Prima’s proprietary 58mm carbon rim offers superior lateral and torsional stiffness for all the power you can put into it while the fiberglass impregnated brake sidewalls improve braking and durability.

The CyclocrossRacing.com grassroots team is currently accepting nationwide applications for all skill levels. Riders selected will receive discounts on Blue ’cross bikes, Rolf Prima Wheels, team kits from Hincapie Sportswear and will receive discounted access to a wide variety of the top cyclocross specific products to be sold at www.cyclocrossracing.com when the site launches in September.