Team CF Searching for New Riders
Here, Team CF rider Nikki Thiemann proved that she was a force to be reckoned with on the UCI circuit. © Cyclocross Magazine
Team CF, the rolling brainchild of esteemed cystic fibrosis researcher Dr. Jim Wilson is racing into its fourth year with some fresh faces and a new open to the public Club Team structure.
Team CF, which has been a dominant force in the NUE series — Cheryl Sornson captured the women’s overall in 2012; Christian Tanguy took second — and in ’cross — Selene Yeager once again took the PACX series win and Nikki Thiemann helped lead the field across the country on the national circuit — will be beefing up its roster with several new riders including Philadelphia based Jesse Kelly and Janine Verstraeten as well as American Ultracross Series Champion Stephanie Swan out of Pittsburgh, Roger Masse, second overall in Master’s division of the NUE 2012 from Baltimore, and Gerry Pflug, four-time NUE singlespeed series winner also from Pittsburgh. Among the other returning racers are Kristin Gavin, Kathleen Harding, and Cary Smith. The team will be focusing once again on the NUE, MTB stage races and cyclocross both traditional and ultra endurance and will be sponsored by Specialized, DNA Cycling, CarboRocket, ProBikes and Smith Optics.
This year all those racers would like as many riders as possible to join them. In a move to grow the team at the grassroots level, Team CF has established a formal partnership with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is inviting the public to join the Club Team via http://teamcf.dnacycling.cc/. By joining the Team riders will receive a Goodie Bag Welcome Package and have access to discounts on sponsor and team merchandise. They’ll also be encouraged to participate in a Cycle for Life CF charity ride and will receive training plans and enjoy the support of elite team members with help in training, bike maintenance, and nutrition. For more information check out TeamCF.org.