Jamey Driscoll has a new team for the 2018/19 season. The 2017 Nationals runner-up joins the Pivot Cycles/Maxxis p/b Stan’s/DNA Cycling team this year. Courtenay McFadden and Sofia Gomez Villafañe return. Learn more about this year’s team in this release.
Multi-time Pro CX champion and eight-time US Cyclocross World Championship Team member Jamey Driscoll joins Pivot Cycles/Maxxis p/b Stan’s/DNA Cycling team adding both his raw speed and wealth of experience to the second-year team.
Courtenay McFadden and Sofia Gomez-Villafañe continue with the team after a season that included multiple UCI podiums for both riders.
“I’m super excited about being able to build a program and join forces with Courtenay and such great sponsors,” said Driscoll. “I felt that joining something I can be more involved with is the best move. Courtenay and I make the decisions together, and at the end of the day, we get exactly what we want.”
McFadden is excited about Driscoll joining the team and seeing it grow to three members. “Having Jamey on the team will bring a whole new perspective for Sofia and me–he has so much racing experience,” says McFadden. “Plus, I haven’t ever raced Nationals in December, so with that change, it will be nice to have his expertise on the best ways to prepare for that.”
Last season McFadden overcame offseason hip surgery and claimed a win at the Boulder Cup and accomplished her goal of finishing top five at Nationals with a fourth place and was selected to race in the World Championships.
Gomez -Villafañe is coming off a successful mountain biking season this summer, and is looking to build on the impressive finishes at UCI races such as Jingle Cross, Cincinnati and the Boulder Cup she turned in last season.
The Pivot Cycles/Maxxis p/b Stan’s/DNA Cycling team will race on Pivot Cycle’s Vault in the cyclocross races and summer gravel events. New sponsors Maxxis tires and Stan’s NoTubes offer a setup that the racers are genuinely excited about.
“This will be my very first time using tubeless in international competition,” Says Driscoll. “The combination of Stan’s wheels and Maxxis tires have proven to be just as good as the leading tubulars.”
DNA Cycling will supply the team with its premium custom cycling apparel. Other team sponsors include Easton Cycling, Mavic, Giro, Ascend Nutrition, Wells Fargo, BBL Construction Services, Digipen Insitute of Technology, United Healthcare, USI Insurance Services, Standard Commercial Interiors, Rovetto Design Group, and Alliant Employee Benefits.
About Jamey Driscoll
Jamey grew up in Vermont and started racing in the hotbed of New England on the road and cyclocross when he was 12, and has been hooked ever since. He attended the University of Vermont where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, while also going pro on the road as well as cyclocross. Over his years of racing, he’s represented the US at Cyclocross World Championships as a Junior, U23 and Elite a total of eight times. After college, he moved to Utah for a more temperate climate and is now a happy father of two with his wife Carly.
About Courtenay McFadden
Courtenay found bikes during her senior year of college when she was looking for a way to cross train for running. She dabbled with some road racing but wasn’t particularly fond of it. It wasn’t until she found cyclocross and mountain biking that she really fell in love with the sport.
Courtenay holds both a BS in Exercise Science and an MS in Human Movement and Performance. When she isn’t riding a bike you can find her training clients, reading up on Exercise Science nerdery, and hanging out with her husband and cat, Nugget, at home.
About Sofia Gomez Villafane
Sofia was born and raised in the Argentine Patagonia but moved to the United States when she was 12. She discovered mountain biking through the NorCal High School Mountain Bike Program and then went on to compete at the collegiate level for Fort Lewis College where she received a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and a minor in Business Administration.
Sofia currently lives in Heber City, UT training to qualify for Tokyo 2020 and working part-time for a bean-to-bar chocolate company. Aside from riding and racing her bike, she enjoys taking her dog on hikes, riding her dirt bike, and spending time on Nordic and alpine skis.