Last year, the beginning of the summer marked a barrage of new small teams forming, including Jeremy Powers’ Aspire, Krughoff and Miller’s Noosa Professional Cyclocross Team and Kaiser’s LangeTwins. This year, however, brings the early-summer news of two larger teams signing key American athletes.

Timmerman Joins with the Stan’s NoTubes Cyclocross Team

In the Elite Men’s side of cyclocross, Dan Timmerman recently signed with the Stan’s NoTubes Cyclocross Team for the 2015-16 season. The 34-year-old had battled against injury several seasons ago after establishing himself in the Elite Field, but his great form returned with a vengeance last year, ending up on 11 UCI podiums and finishing at fifth place US Cyclocross National Championships in Austin.

Dan Timmerman rode well, holding off on leading out as he did in Nittany, and earned himself a second place finish. © Andrew Reimann

Dan Timmerman had a stellar season last year, and will ride for Stan’s NoTubes after taking fifth place overall on the Pro CX calendar. © Andrew Reimann

“Dan will be a great asset to the team, especially as we compete at the UCI C1 and World Cup level,” said Stan’s NoTubes Cyclocross Team Manager Jake Wells, “and he’ll help us showcase tubeless technology as a viable option for both elite and amateur cyclocross racers.”

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Alpha Bicycle Co Showing Off Their Talent before the Cyclocross Season Begins

One of the biggest pieces of news came earlier this year, with Gage Hecht being joined by many other development athletes on the Alpha Bicycle Co. – Vista Subaru Cycling Team. Of all the new entries, the team’s new Women’s Development members, Katie Clouse and Ashley Zoerner, are making some of the biggest splashes in the iconic green kits in the offseason.

Clouse already showed off her cyclocross skills during the Cat 3 race at 2015 Sea Otter, taking an impressive lead for the win. She swept the races at Sea Otter, winning her road, crit and XC mountain bike races as well. Her new teammate, Zoerner, recently joined her by sporting her new colors with pride on the crits:

Ashley Zoerner has been gearing up for her breakout cross season by jumping in a few crits. So far, she looks like she’s on the right track. Go Ashley!

Posted by Alpha Bicycle Co – Vista Subaru Cycling Team on Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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