Tour of Georgia - Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada
"We have a balanced team for this race, and we're ready. Ben has been knocking
on the door all season, and Jackson has been really impressive as well. We've
raced hard all year and this could be a breakthrough race for us."
Jonas Carney's team shouldn't be written off as a non-combatant in the tour
of Georgia in the next week. If the Tour of California and subsequent races on
the calendar are any indication of the aggressiveness that Carney the consummate
American pro field and track sprinter has rubbed off on the KGSN team we will be
seeing a lot of the trademark yellow, red and green jerseys of the team in
attacks at the front animating the race.
The team became a favorite of crowds at the California tour this February as
they attacked on the front getting a reputation for bold moves and some rare TV
time for a U.S. Team for races in the states.
Headlining the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team will be
Ben Jacques-Maynes, a talented all-rounder who
currently holds the highest ranking of his career in the USA Cycling National
Racing Calendar standings - 8th, as of April 12.
Dominique Perras, an experienced and
aggressive climber who figured prominently in the final stage of last year's
Tour de Georgia.
Jackson Stewart, always a breakaway
threat with great finishing speed, will be in the hunt for stage wins.
Dan Schmatz veteran journeyman will
captain the team on the open roads.
Scott Zwizanski Stage 7 Break Tour of California. Photo c. Daily Peloton
Pete Lopinto, Scott Zwizanski, Mike Dietrich,
and Jesse Anthony will primarily play
support roles, but may also be called upon to represent the team in a breakaway,
as Zwizanski did in the all day effort on final stage of the Tour of California.
The team is also optimistic that "Young Gun" Jesse Anthony, 20 years old will
contend for the Best Young Rider classification.
Racing Manager Jonas Carney commented, "We have a balanced team for this
race, and we're ready. Ben has been knocking on the door all season, and Jackson
has been really impressive as well. We've raced hard all year and this could be
a breakthrough race for us."
Keep an eye out for the distinctive jersey of the lads of KSGN this week as
your sure to see them somewhere out in front where the action is hot, making the break or driving the action.
138 JACQUES-MAYNES, Ben OSN USA
141 ANTHONY, Jesse* OSN USA
142 DIETRICH, Michael OSN USA
143 LOPINTO, Peter OSN USA
144 PERRAS, Dominique OSN CAN
145 SCHMATZ, Dan OSN CAN
146 STEWART, Jackson OSN USA
148 ZWIZANSKI, Scott OSN USA
Martin Gilbert (Chateauguay, Quebec)
David Robinson (USA)
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada would like to welcome Jonathan Harris as our new
Head Mechanic. Jonathan steps in for Eric Chu, who has resigned to pursue other
The team and our sponsors would like to extend our best wishes for a speedy
recovery to our former teammate, Saul Raisin, and his family.