Press Release by Jonathan Johnson as Follows:
In partnership with Stuckylife and Broad Street Cycles, Naked Bicycles is proud to announce the first ever Naked Factory Racing single-speed ‘cross team (Naked SSCX) for the 2014 cyclocross season.
With support from Quadra Island-based bike manufacturer Naked Bicycles, Naked SSCX will be racing on custom tailored single speed Naked Team X steel cyclocross bikes built by teammate and Naked Bicycles founder Sam Whittingham.
Naked SSCX plans to dominate the Cross on the Rock series in 2014, but their plans extend far beyond this local series; after putting geared riders to shame at the recent Kona Kup Provincial Championships in Nanaimo, BC, the team plans to dominate the Single Speed CX World Championships in Louisville, KY. At the time of this writing, the team is already off to a solid start, with podium or top-ten finishes at Whistler CX, COTR Coal Cross, and the Kona Kup Provincial Championships.
An eclectic mix of riders from varying cycling/existential backgrounds, the 2014 Naked SSCX team roster consists of the following riders:
The team has not organized nor plans to organize a training camp of any kind. They will, however, be maintaining their cyclocross fitness by embarking on Triple Crown gravel epics, midnight cross rides, and alley cat races. Despite a startling lack of training equipment or gears of any kind, Naked SSCX will be an elite CX force to be reckoned with in 2014.
For more information on Naked SSCX, ant to follow the team’s progress over the 2014 season, you can visit their official website: www.nakedfactoryracing.ca