It was announced today that U23 star Ellen Noble will be leaving the JAM Fund developmental program and racing for Aspire Racing for the 2016-17 cyclocross season. Noble will take on a mix of World Cup events and select US races.
See the full press release, below.
Southampton, MA (March 18, 2016)–Jeremy Powers, four-time U.S National Champion, 2015 Pan-American Champion and owner of Aspire Racing announced today the expansion of his program with the addition of Ellen Noble for the upcoming 2016-17 cyclocross season.
“Signing Ellen is extremely gratifying, this marks an exciting moment for Aspire Racing, as well as for the JAM Fund program Alec, Mukunda and I started 7 years ago,” said Powers. “When I started the Aspire program the goal was to create a ladder for riders to be able to climb their way to the top. In signing Ellen from our JAM Fund program, we’ve verified that our formula for developing talent and bringing riders up is working. I’m personally excited to have Ellen as a teammate and to represent our partners this ‘cross season. Her positive, outgoing personality and attitude make her a winner whether she’s on the bike or off.”
Noble comes from Powers’ development program, the JAM Fund, and cemented herself as the brightest star in the youth movement of American Cyclocross, notching four UCI wins, including the U23 National Championships and the U23 Pan-American Championships as well as twelve UCI podiums.
“I am extremely excited to be joining Aspire Racing, I feel honored to be able to represent the best sponsors in the industry alongside my good friend and mentor, Jeremy Powers,” said Noble. “The two years I spent on the JAM Fund were huge stepping stones toward this goal, and I am so thankful for the support of Jeremy, Alec, Mukunda, as well as my teammates and friends. The JAM Fund program has done so much for me as an athlete, and I can’t wait to help other young females fall in love with the sport through JAM and Aspire’s relationship.”
Noble will join Powers and Aspire Racing to compete in both Europe and the U.S., racing in the World Cup Schedule as well as the biggest, most impactful U.S. races. In 2016, for the first time ever, two U.S. cities (Las Vegas, Nevada and Iowa City, Iowa) will host UCI World Cups, bringing the world’s best to American soil.
About Aspire Racing:
Aspire Racing was founded by Jeremy Powers, one of the top U.S. male cyclocross riders in the history of the sport. Jeremy Powers is a key trailblazer behind cycling’s fastest growing discipline. Last season, Jeremy continued to make cyclocross history, with highlights including a record fourth-national championship title, the inaugural Pan-American championship, and the best finish ever by a non-European male rider at the Las Vegas World Cup in September.
More info: aspireracing.com