Raleigh Bicycles and Clement unveiled their new cyclocross team at the Raleigh dealer gathering today, with Belgium’s Ben Berden, France’s Caroline Mani, and Washington’s Craig Etheridge up on stage to educate and excite Raleigh dealers about the company’s support of top-level cyclocross racers.
Returning from last year is former bicycle messenger, world champion, and singlespeed extraordinaire Craig Etheridge. Joining the team this year are European riders, Ben Berden and Caroline Mani. See full details on the team here.
Two extra spots will be awarded tonight via the race-for-a-contract format, with a stacked field vying for the prize money and contracts that includes racers like Kathy Sherwin, Nicole Duke, Jenni Gaertner, Tim Johnson, and Jonathan Page. See our brief preview of the challenging and bumpy cyclocross course, and stay tuned to our Twitter feed as well as our site for race updates.
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