The 17 UCI cyclocross teams for the upcoming season were released yesterday.
The list of teams for the 2018/19 season includes two North American teams that have both made significant additions to their rosters.
Garneau-Easton p/b Transitions Lifecare Adds Kisseberth, Gomez-Villafane, Tooley
Garneau-Easton p/b Transitions Lifecare is a rider-run team headed up by Michael van den Ham, Craig Richey and Dylan Postier. The team raced a number of gravel events this year to help expand their profile, and now, the team provides a new home for three of the top young talents in U.S. cyclocross.
Jack Kisseberth joins the team after coming up through the Jam Fund / NCC program. Kissberth made his biggest splash on the national stage in 2017 when he finished fourth at Hartford Nationals. Kisseberth won three UCI races in 2017 and was a consistent podium threat throughout the season.
Ben Gomez-Villafane also has a new home with Garneau-Easton p/b TLC for his first year as a U23 racer. Gomez-Villafane raced for the regional California Top Club Cyclocross team as a Junior. He capped his career with the team with a win at Junior Nationals in Reno earlier this year.
Texas’ Bridget Tooley is the youngest member of the team this season. Tooley finished third in the Junior 15-16 Women’s race at Reno Nationals and has finished on the podium at Nationals in four different disciplines.
The newcomers join returnees Erica Zaveta, Richey, Postier and Van den Ham on the Garneau-Easton p/b TLC team.
Emma Swartz Joins Trek Factory Racing
The second North American UCI cyclocross team is Trek Factory Racing.
This year, U23 athlete Emma Swartz joins the team. A native of Wisconsin, Swartz has raced for the Trek Cyclocross Collective development team for the past several years and thus wearing a Trek kit is nothing new for her.
Swartz is one of the top U23 talents in the U.S. She finished fourth in the U23 Women’s race and third in the Collegiate Varsity race at Reno Nationals.
Stay tuned for more team news for the upcoming season.