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Competitive Cyclist Racing Team - 2012 Roster Announced
 
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Date: 11/13/2011
Competitive Cyclist Racing Team - 2012 Roster Announced
 

Competitive Cyclist Racing Team - 2012 Roster Announced
Gord Fraser returns to lead with a squad of proven veterans and talented fast men aiming to continue the success of their debut season in 2012

After a successful debut  season RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team returns with a new title as Competitive Cyclist Racing. The team   is poised and focused to pick up where they left off. The squad, returns with Team captain Francisco “Paco” Mancebo, directeur sportif Gord Fraser and a handful of talented riders from last year, welcomes a crew of new teammates for the 2012 season.

Spanish climbing specialist and all-around competitor, Mancebo, will captain the Team once again in 2012. Last year, Mancebo finished the season on top of the National Racing Calendar (NRC) men’s individual standings with 822 points, dominating the G.C. in 5 stage races.

Mancebo helped the Team take fifth place overall in the final NRC standings. Joining Mancebo from last year’s Team are: Cesar Grajales, Cole House, Tommy Nankervis, Thomas Rabou and Ian Burnett. Seven new riders are coming on board for 2012, each bringing unique talents strategically selected to bolster the Team’s overall success. The UCI Continental pro cycling team will compete in NRC events in North America.

The Competitive Cyclist Racing Team will be directed by the winningest North American road cyclist in recent history, Gord Fraser, and managed by Dahlonega, Georgia.-based On The Rivet Management.

“Building off our season last year and the return, and addition of key riders, we’ll hopefully turn 2012 into a successful, competitive campaign,” said Fraser. “This season will see every domestic team vastly improved due to excellent world tour-caliber riders on the market. It will be exciting to see how we stack up.”

“We have greatly improved our stage race team,” he said. “Paco Mancebo, Thomas Rabou and Cesar Grajales will give us continuity from last year, while Max Jenkins and Chad Beyer will augment our climbing strength. Our biggest weakness last year was our jersey defense. Improving this will be TT standouts Mike Olheiser, David Williams and Taylor Shelden. Our speed department had its moments last year, but I'm hoping for improvement from Cole House, Tommy Nankervis and a highly touted Philip Grenfell. Ian Burnett returns to continue his development. He was an intent listener and productive worker last year. Utah boy Nate King is a strong prospect in the TT category.”

Competitive Cyclist Pro Racing Team
2012 Roster

Returning Riders:
Francisco Mancebo
Cesar Grajales
Cole House
Tommy Nankervis
Thomas Rabou
Ian Burnett.
New Riders:
Chad Beyer
Phil Grenfell Neo
Max Jenkins
Nate King
Mike Olheiser
Taylor Shelden
David Williams

Mancebo, Nankervis, and Rabou return for 2012
Real Cyclist Pro Squad - Name Change for 2012

Rider Profiles and Highlights

Francisco “Paco” Mancebo Pérez
March 9, 1976 (35)
Hometown, Madrid, Spain. Resides: El Tiemblo, Avila, Spain
Pro since: 1998.
Career Highlights:
1st overall 2011 USA - NRC Men's Individual Standings
1st overall BMC Cascade Cycling Classic (2011)
1st overall, Redlands Bicycle Classic (2011)
1st overall, Sea Otter Classic (2011)
1st overall, SRAM Tour of the Gila (2011)
1st overall, Tour de Beauce (2011)
3rd, Prologue, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (2011)
1st, Spanish Marathon MTB Championship (2010, 2009)
2nd overall, Tour of Utah (2010)
1st, Stage 1, Amgen Tour of California (2009)
1st overall, Tour of Utah (2009)
1st overall Vuelta a Asturias (2009)

Cesar Grajales
May 6, 1973. (38)
Hometown: Manizales, Caldas, Colombia. Resides: Atlanta, Georgia
Pro since: 1997
Career Highlights:
1st, Stage 1 and Stage 3, BMC Cascade Cycling Classic (2011)
 3rd overall, Joe Martin Stage Race (2011)
 3rd, Stage 4, Sea Otter Classic (2011)
13th overall, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah (2011)
King of the Mountain TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Classic (2010)
3rd, stage 1, Tour of the Gila (2010)
2nd, San Dimas Road Race (2010); 9th overall, Tour of Utah (2010)
Brasstown Bald Mountain winner, Stage 6, Tour de Georgia (2004)

Cole House
February 5, 1988 (23)
Hometown: Oneida, Wisconsin
Pro since: 2009.
Career Highlights:
1st, Stage 1 and 5th overall, Sea Otter Classic presented by SRAM (2011)
2nd, San Dimas Stage Race road race (2011)
6th, San Dimas Stage Race criterium (2011)
1st, Tucson Bicycle Classic circuit race and road race (2011)
1st, Foothills Classic Road Race (2011)
1st, Redlands Bicycle Classic Road Race (2011)
3rd, Stage 10, Tour of America’s Dairyland (2011)
1st, Valley of the Sun Criterium (2010)
1st, Witnall Park road race, Superweek (2010)
4th, Merced Criterium (2010); 1st
Grand Prix Waregem, first American to win the Belgian race (2009)
7th, U-23 Tour of Flanders (2008)

Tommy Nankervis
January 21, 1983 (28)
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia, currently Salt Lake City, Utah.
Pro since: 2005
Career Highlights:
1st, Georgia Championship Series SB&T Road Race (2011)
1st, Stage 2, Tour de Delta
1st, Esplechin Kermesse in Belgium (2010)
1st, Kemmel Kermesse in Belgium (2010)
1st, La Pitgamoise GP in France (2010)
Oceania Road Race Champion (2009)
Best Young Rider classification winner -  stage 1, Tour de Georgia (2007)

Thomas Rabou
December 12, 1983 (28)
Hometown: Schijndel, Netherlands. Resides: Loosbroek, Netherlands
Pro since: 2006
Career Highlights:
King of the Mountains Tour de Beauce (2011)
4th Amgen Tour of California (2010) stage 6
2nd Tour of Qinghai Lake stage 5
King of the Mountains Circuito Montanes (2009)
3rd, stage 3, Tour d'Alsace (2009).

Ian Burnett
December 9, 1986. (25)
Hometown: Durango, Colorado
Pro since: 2010
Career Highlights:
1st, Specialized Criterium, Durango, Colo. (2011);
10th, Joe Martin Stage Race ITT (2011)
12th, USA Pro Road Race Championship (2011)
6th, International Cycling Classic (2010)
6th, USA Cycling Elite Track Nationals (2010)
2nd, USA Collegiate Track National Championship (2009).

Chad Beyer
August 15, 1986 (25)
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Resides: Tucson, Ariz.
Pro since: 2009
Career Highlights:
USA team member Under-23 world road championships (2008)
1st Pro-Am race at Tour of the Battenkill (2009)
5th overall, SRAM Tour of the Gila (2009)
1st, Sprint jersey and 2nd King of the Mountain classification, Tour de Romandie (2010).

Phil Grenfell (neo-pro)
April 7, 1989 (22)
Hometown: Taree, NSW, Australia. Resides: Glebe (Sydney), NSW.
Pro since: 2012.
Career Highlights:
1st, Stage 8 Tour of Tasmania (2011)
1st Stage 2 Tour of Gippsland (2011)
1st Stage 13 Tour of the Murray River (2011)
1st Bathurst (Australia) Criterium (2011)
1st, Cyclenation Sydney criterium series (2011)
4th, Under-23 National Criterium Championship (2011)
2nd, NSW National Road Series (2010).

Max Jenkins
December 5, 1986 (25)
Hometown: Novosibirsk, Russia. Resides: Citrus Heights, California
 Pro since: 2009
Career Highlights:
11th, Stage 6 Tour of Utah (2011)
3rd Gila Monster Road Race (2010)
1st, King of the Mountain classification at Tour de Liege (2009)
1st, U.S. Under-23 National road race (2007).

Nate King
September 3, 1987 (24)
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
Pro since: 2011
Career Highlights:
1st, Bike for Kids Utah Stage Race TT (2011)
1st, Cat 3 TT SRAM Tour of the Gila (2011)
2nd, Cat 3 Stage Race SRAM Tour of the Gila (2011)
6th, Sanpete Classic Road Race (2011)
4th, Utah State Road Race Championship (2011)
1st, Tour of Utah Amateur Criterium (2010).

Mike Olheiser
January 23, 1975 (36)
Hometown: Forest Lake, Minn. Resides: Huntsville, Ala.
Pro since: 2012
Career Highlights:
1st, UCI Masters TT World Champion, 35-39 (2011)
1st, Masters TT National Champion and Masters Criterium National Champion(2011)
1st, Stage 3, Mount Hood Cycling Classic (2011)
1st, Masters RR National Champion and Masters TT National Champion (2010).

Taylor Shelden
March 31, 1987. (24)
Hometown: Breckenridge, Colo. Resides: Boulder, Colorado
Pro since: 2011
Career Highlights:
14th, USA Pro ITT Championship (2011)
2nd, Cascade Cycling Classic road race (2009)
3rd, USA Elite U23 ITT National Championships (2009)
7th USA Collegiate National Track Championships (2008).

David Williams
June 19, 1988. (23)
Hometown: Grand Rapids, Mich.
Pro since: 2010.
Career Highlights:
1st, Le Tour de Mont Pleasant prologue (2011)
10th, USA Pro Time Trial Championship (2011);
1st, USA Collegiate Track Nationals, Team Pursuit (2010);
 2nd, USA Collegiate Track Nationals, Time Trial (2010)
3rd U23 USA ITT National Championships, Time (2010)
1st, Collegiate Track Nationals Points Race & Overall Omnium (2009)

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