It’s been whispered about for months, but today it was made official: Ryan Trebon, formerly racing for LTS-Felt, has announced that he’ll be racing for Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com for 2012. After a successful season with some big wins (including several USGP races), he took a second place at Nationals and was the top-ranked American at the World Championships in Koksijde.
The Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com Professional Cyclocross Team has reloaded in a big way for the 2012-2013 season, signing two-time cyclocross National Champion Ryan Trebon. Trebon joins six-time National Champion Tim Johnson, Jamey Driscoll, and reigning U23 National Champion and elite women’s silver medalist Kaitlin Antonneau on the squad for 2012.
“Stu [Thorne] asked me if I wanted to race for the team, and I asked him, ‘Why do you want me to race for you?’ He said, ‘Because we want to win races.’ And that’s pretty much all it took to convince me.
“I’ve known Stu for a long time and I have a lot of respect for him. I think that he does a really good job at what he does. It was kind of an offer I couldn’t refuse to pass up.
“I’m really looking forward to not having to worry about anything else besides just racing. I know those guys will take care of it all and it’s a good opportunity for me to just concentrate 100% on what happens in the races.”
Despite the shift in teams, Trebon’s goals for the 2012-2013 season remain the same as in years past: the U.S. National Championships, the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, and international success. This season, however, will be a little different with the UCI World Championships taking place in Louisville, Kentucky.
“My goals are the same as I assume everyone else’s are: I want to do well at the USGPs and I’m pretty keen on Nationals, but having Worlds in Louisville is important and I think I’m going to try and arrive there with the best fitness possible. I think that the structure behind the team is going to help me get there with the fitness that I need and with the least amount of stress. That was one of the deciding factors in the direction I took myself this year.”