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Rite Aid Pro Cycling Squad 2007
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Date: 12/14/2006
Rite Aid Pro Cycling Squad 2007

Rite Aid Pro Cycling Squad 2007
Sprinter Alejandro Barrajo formerly of Miche and 2006 South American Road Champion joins the North American Squad. Team bolstered with 8 new members of vets and Young Gun Brad Viera.

Rite Aid Pro Cycling Stacked For 2007
The Rite Aid Pro Cycling team, whose title sponsor supports the team for a second season, is pleased to announce its 2007 roster. Team Director Jon Wirsing has added eight new riders in an effort to build a team capable of challenging in any of the major North American races in 2007.

The new signings to the team should produce a well-rounded attack. Coming from Colavita is Sebastian Alexander, a very fast finisher with a great deal of international experience. He was the 2006 Track Rider of the Year at the Lehigh Valley Velodrome. Also from Colavita is Ian Ayers. The team will count on Ian and two other new riders, Jake Rytlewski from Priority Health and Mike Norton from NERAC/, in stage races and tough one day races.

From Target Training, Bill Elliston, a former Navigators rider and a strong leader on the road, Stephan Kincaid, Meredith Group, and Clayton Barrows, will help complete the team’s aggressive style, leadouts and general efforts during the race.

The team’s most recent signing is Alejandro Barrajo, a rider for Miche in 2006, who garnered 7 top 10’s in the 2004 Giro di Italia, including 3rd to Petacchi in stage 6, as well as a 2nd to Eric Zabel in the 2005 Rund um den Henniger Turm (Germany). His most recent result was winning the 2006 South American Road Championship this past November.

Returning from the 2006 squad are Brad Viera, Ryan DeWald and Josh Taylor.

Young Gun Brad Viera
Brad is an exciting young rider who is maturing as a pro with extensive international experience for only being 22 years old. Ryan is a strong one day racer who boasts a very quick sprint, good climbing ability and excels in hard, selective races.

Rounding out the team, Josh is a veteran pro, a strong one day racer who rides well on courses that are constantly changing and is a key part of the strong leadout team. According to Team Director Jon Wirsing, “This is the ideal team we assembled on paper off season. We’ve been very fortunate to be able to get every rider on our wish list. The new signings should provide us a well rounded attack with a lot of depth. We’re anxious to get to camp and lay the foundation for our future success. We’re confident that this will be our best team to date.”

Rite Aid Pro Cycling Squad for 2007
Continuing Riders: 
Brad Viera
Ryan DeWald "
Josh Taylor

New Riders:
Sebastian Alexander
Ian Ayers
Clayton Barrows
Alejandro Barrajo
Bill Elliston
Stephan Kincade
Mike Norton
Jake Rytlewski

Team Director: Jon Wirsing
Managing Director: Jamie Davis

Title sponsor: The Rite Aid Corporation
Additional Sponsors:
Merlin, Rudy Project, Hammer Nutrition, Speedplay, DeFeet, Cat Eye, Finish Line Products, Park Tools, Minoura
Adress Sponsorship opportunities Inquiries to: Jamie Davis, Managing Director Rite Aid Pro Cycling,

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