Team Ouch p/b Maxxis - Patrick McCarty Signs
McCarty makes it an even dozen on team OUCH for 2009
The OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis has made one final roster
addition for the 2009 season. Veteran rider Jonathan Patrick McCarty re-joins
former teammate Floyd Landis on the squad.
Ouch p/b Maxis 2009 Squad
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"We'd been talking with Pat for quite some time," noted team directeur
sportif Mike Tamayo. "Only in the past week or so were we able to work out an
agreement with him."
Despite being just a few weeks short of his 27th birthday, McCarty brings
deep experience to the team.
"Pat is a quality rider with Pro Tour and Grand Tour experience," Tamayo
said. "He's done the Giro d'Italia a couple times and he was instrumental in
helping Floyd win the 2006 Amgen Tour of California with Phonak. He's going to
be a real asset to the team for races like California and Missouri, as well as
many of the NRC stage races we'll be doing. He should also be a good influence
on several of our developing riders."
Racing strictly in the U.S. will be a bit of a change for McCarty, who turned
pro with the U.S. Postal squad in 2004, rode with that organization for two
years, before switching over to Phonak for a year. For the past two years, he
was part of the Garmin-Chipotle organization.
"Racing for an entire season in the U.S. will be a new challenge." McCarty
said. "I'm very motivated to do some of the races I've never been able to do
As for why he chose to join OUCH Presented by Maxxis, McCarty noted that the
team's history of success was a definite factor, as was its new team leader.
"I'm really excited to be a part of the best U.S. domestic team," he said.
"And joining up with Floyd again will definitely be fun."
The Texan will join all his teammates for the first time when OUCH Presented
by Maxxis convenes its training camp in Southern California later this month.
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