Travis McMaster shows off the new Pioneer Racing kit. © Cyclocross Magazine

Travis McMaster shows off the new Pioneer Racing kit. © Cyclocross Magazine

Pioneer Racing has quietly assembled a new ‘cross team with some big names, including former Junior national champ Anna Young and former 24 hour champion Nat Ross as riders, and Louis Garneau and GT Bicycles as sponsors. Press release is below.

Pioneer Racing is a new Elite/U23/Junior Cyclocross team born out of the desire to grow cyclocross racing and participation across the country. Through this new team, Pioneer Racing will participate in multiple UCI, Regional and Local cyclocross races and further the cyclocross lifestyle. The team is composed of riders from coast to coast and from every discipline. Pioneer Racing is proud to have previous Cyclocross Junior National Champion, Anna Young and Nat Ross, Mountain Bike Hall of Fame (2009).

“Cyclocross is the fastest growing segment in USA Cycling in many regions and beginning to show in retail sales.”says Travis McMaster, Pioneer Racing Team Manager. “It is important for us to showcase the Junior and U/23 talent that is fueling this growth, on a National level.”

Roster Men
Travis McMaster – Arizona Elite – Manager
Nat Ross – Colorado/Elite – MTB Hall of Fame/ US 24HR Solo Champion
TJ Woodru – Wisconsin/Elite – US MTB Nationals SS – 2nd/ AZ CX Champion
Jason First – California/Elite – Dam Cross 6th/2006 Gloucester CX 1st
Tyler Karnes – Virginia/U23 – Georgia State RR – 1st/ Virginia State Crit Champion
Kat Statman – Colorado Elite/U23 – Multiple top 10 nishes in National races
Macky Franklin – Colorado Elite/U23 – National U23 MTB Team/multi pro wins
Jake Arnold – North Carolina/Junior – U/23 National Rd Championships TT – 12th
Eddy Kwan – Colorado/Crit Slayer

Women

Former Junior Cyclocross National Champion Anna Young joins Pioneer Racing. © Cyclocross Magazine

Former Junior Cyclocross National Champion Anna Young joins Pioneer Racing. © Cyclocross Magazine

Anna Young, New York/U23 – US CX Junior National Champion 07
Amy Hermes, Colorado/US National Champs SS – 2nd/ Laramie Enduro Marathon – 2nd

Sponsors:

LOUIS GARNEAU Custom Team Kits, Helmets, Shoes
GT Bikes
Yakima Racks
ROOLY Eyewear
CW-X Pre/Post structured compression tights/sport tops -
CRANKBROTHERS Pedals/ QRs

For more info: http://pioneer-sm.com