Drew Dillman and Spencer Petrov are two of the biggest young stars in cyclocross, and the two racers have joined forces to form a new powerhouse student athlete-driven cyclocross team this season. The D1 Collegiate Cyclocross National Champion and U23 Pan-American Champion Dillman and Pan-American Junior Champion Petrov will form a strong duo in the Elite ranks under the colors of their new team, The Cyclocross Alliance.
See the full press release below.
TROY, MICHIGAN — The Cyclocross Alliance is pleased to announce a newly formed elite development team designed for student athletes.
"We chose to reboot Cyclocross Network Racing and create a new Elite development team that will focus primarily on student athletes who are dedicated to racing Elite-level cyclocross in the U.S. and Europe" says Matt Baroli, President and General Manager.
The Cyclocross Alliance is committed to the physical and emotional well being of Elite student athletes as a whole. We recognize the great demands that are placed on students and are committed to providing the training and support to help guide them toward success. Together with the support of our sponsors, we can continue helping them manage these demands and get the most out of their domestic and international racing experience while enrolled in higher education. In the name of excellence, we aim for a level of performance that produces winners at the highest level.
“We are excited to sign the reigning Collegiate D1 National Champion, U23 Pan-American Continental Champion and USAC Academic All-Star, Drew Dillman, along with reigning Junior Pan-American Continental Champion Spencer Petrov for the upcoming season.
Thank you to the following companies who have pledged their alliance in support of our program and riders: SRAM, Zipp, Trek, Challenge Tires, Crank Brothers and USA Cycling