Jittery Joe’s Finalizes 2008 Pro Roster
The 'Bean Team' of Micah Rice finalizes its roster for 2008. A fine blend of
Aussie and American talent with Co-captains Trent Wilson and Neil Shirley lead a
squad of eleven.
The Jittery Joe’s Professional Cycling Team has finalized its roster for next
season by keeping six riders from 2007 and adding five new riders.
2007 Tour de Toona - the Bean Team in the Team Time Trial put in a strong
performance. Photos © Kurt
Headlining the returning squad is Aussie captain Trent Wilson and American
Neil Shirley. Neil surprised the cycling world at the end of the 2007 season by
out sprinting Freddy Rodriguez for the last podium spot at the USPRO Road Race
Championships behind winner Levi Leipheimer and runner-up George Hincapie.
Neil Shirley (Jittery Joe's) on the 2007 USA Champs podium with Discovery mates:
Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie Photo ©
Kurt Jambretz/Action Images
Also returning to the squad is Oregon’s powerhouse Evan Elken, Australian
sprinter Cody Stevenson, Durango native Matt Shriver and Georgia’s young talent
Neil gets his kisses from the misses at the USA pro champs.
Photo © Ben Ross
Returning to the team after spending a few years with TIAA-Cref and BMC is
Chad Hartley from the Chicago area. Chad raced for The Bean Team in the first
Tour of Georgia in 2003 where he was second by only 5 seconds to Saul Raisin for
the Best Young Rider’s jersey.
Jonathan Cantwell and Ryan Sullivan continue the Australian tradition on the
Jittery Joe’s squad: Jonathan spent a bit of time racing for the powerhouse
LaGrange team in California this year and Ryan (brother of Toyota-United’s Sean)
spent his time honing his racing skills in Europe.
Two American neo-pros round out the roster. Jared Barrilleaux from San Luis
Obispo, California and Ben Kneller from Durango, Colorado will bring youth and
strength to the team.
2008 Jittery Joe’s Cycling Team:
Director: Jesse Lawler
Jittery Joe’s Coffee Roasting Company is based in Athens, Georgia and has
been selling superior quality small batch roasted coffee for over twelve years.
Jittery Joe’s has a number of coffee franchises in the Southeastern United
States. Jittery Joe’s Morning Ride Cycling Coffee is sold in over 700 bike shops
nationwide and is an organic, shade grown coffee with all proceeds go straight
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