Sources have told Cyclocross Magazine that up-and-coming cyclocross star Jamey Driscol will be joining the bad-boy Rock Racing road team this season. Driscoll finished a strong second at the 2008 Cyclocross National Championships in Kansas City, and won the collegiate title in 2007.
Road racing is not new to Driscoll, and the University of Vermont senior raced for the now-defunct Fiordifrutta Cycling Team in 2008. Only now he’ll have a nice Rock & Republic jeans wardrobe instead of a cupboard full of jams.
Driscoll has a long palmares in both cyclocross and road racing that makes it easy to see why Rock Racing may be interested in the services of the CyclocrossWorld / Cannondale racer.
His young age is also sure to help the team as well, since Michael Ball’s team is registered as a UCI Continental Team and is required to comply with the UCI requirement that the majority of the team’s riders must have a racing age of less than 28, as stated on the USA Cycling website. Rock Racing, with its slew of veteran racers like Tyler Hamilton, Freddy Rodriguez and Oscar Sevilla has had trouble meeting this requirement in the past, despite the fact that Sevilla looks only 18.
We’re anxious to see Driscoll continue to progress as a pro, and hope he continues to spend time on the ‘cross bike as well.