Elevate-Webiplex 2021 Team Press Release

Tustin, CA, January 26th-

The Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team completes its 2021 roster with the signings of four new exciting riders. Two young Americans, Eli Husted and Eddy Huntsman join the team coming from the respected Hot Tubes and Team Swift junior development team programs. Fabrizio Von Nacher from Mexico, a former Tulsa Tough winner, will be rejoining the team after racing in Europe. American time trial specialist Tyrel Fuchs steps up to the team after a fantastic year with the Rio Grande Elite Team.

Two-time US PRO Criterium Champion Eric Young returns to lead the team in 2021. Eric has proven himself to be one of the fastest sprinters in the US, winning stages at the Tour of Taiwan, Tour of Korea, GP Cycliste de Saguenay, Vuelta Mexico, Tour of Utah, and the Starsko Proljeće in Croatia. “Eric brings a high level of leadership and hunger to our program. He is really fired up to prove he is still the fastest sprinter in America, and his commitment on and off the bike is unparalleled. We could not have picked a better leader for our younger riders to emulate,” says Heath Blackgrove, Team Director.

“I am super excited for the opportunity to race again with the Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling team in 2021. It’s a group of young, humble, and hungry bike racers that have proven to have the most committed lead-out train in the US. I’m hoping to add my strengths to the team, share what I’ve learned with the guys, and make a bunch of new memories by winning some big races,” states Young.

With the 2021 race season almost upon us, the athletes and staff of the Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team are completely focused on winning the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour (PRT) for the second year. The team is also looking to UCI events in Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, and having Gavin Hoover compete in the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

“With the Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team there is so much to be excited about,” says General Manager, Paul Abrahams. “We have learned in 2020 to be flexible and adaptable to the changing landscape and environment. Armed with our core values and excellent team partners, I expect this season to be exhilarating for our fans, sponsors, staff, and riders alike. The team will be looking to win races all season long!”

The returning riders to the team are Sam Bassetti, Gavin Hoover, Alfredo Rodriguez, Jordan Cheyne, and Adam Roberge. “We have so much depth and experience with these riders. Sam and Alfredo are some of the fastest sprinters in the US. Our Canadian duo, Jordan and Adam, will lead the team for the overall classification battles in the stage races, and Gavin will be focusing on winning a medal in Tokyo. We are really excited about the roster we have created for the 2021 season and look forward to racing this upcoming year,” states Abrahams.

2021 Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Roster:

Sam Bassetti (USA)

Jordan Cheyne (CAN)

Tyrel Fuchs (USA)

Eli Husted (USA)

Gavin Hoover (USA)

Eddy Huntsman (USA)

Fabrizio Von Nacher (MEX)

Adam Roberge (CAN)

Alfredo Rodriguez (MEX)

Eric Young (USA)

2021 Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Calendar:

Team Training Camp, Temecula, CA. (March 22-29)

Tour of Japan (May 23-30)

Armed Forces Classic (June 5-6)

Tulsa Tough (June 11-13)

US Pro Championships (June 17-21)

Canadian Pro Championships (June 18-21)

Mexican Pro Championships (June 18-21)

Tour de Beauce (June 23-27)

Boise Crono Time-Trial (July 9)

Boise Twilight Criterium (July 10)

Olympic Games (August 6-8)

Joe Martin Stage Race (August 19-22)

Tour de Taiwan (September 5-9)

Maryland Cycling Classic (September 5)

Winston-Salem (September 24-25)

Tour of the Gila (September 29-3)

Redlands Bicycle Classic (October 6-10)

Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team Partners:

Elevate Financial, Webiplex, KHS Bicycles, Maxxis Tires, La Forma Sports, Xpedo Pedal Precision, Velo Saddles, Monster Hydro, Kali Protectives, 4iiii Precision Power Meters, Rennie & Associates, FSA Components, Fletcher Jones Audi, BONT Cycling Shoes, Vision Wheels, Chamois Butt’r, Park Tool, AMP Human Performance, Air Relax, Bone Shaker, EVA AIR, and Q2 Components.

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Doubled Up out at the Nevada State Championship

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

2021 is absolutely starting off to be a year to remember.  The Nevada state championship race is done and dusted and the KHS Pro MTB team has came out on top. With blood sweat and tears and a whole lot of dedication the team has won the  pro men’s downhill finals three years in a row thanks to Nik Nestoroff. This is a massive accomplishment with a lot of support and help from everyone in the Mountain Bike community.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

Not only did Nik win the Pro men’s final at the Nevada state championship this past weekend but also winning in dominating fashion was Kailey Skelton.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton on the podium after winning the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

She is now two for two wins for the 2021 season. Also within her final race run she unfortunately crashed at the very top of the race which scared us all, she managed to get back on her bike and win the race. Which was an amazing accomplishment in her professional field of Racing.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff racing at the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Nik Nestoroff racing at the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

On the unfortunate side of things was Steven Walton who was definitely up for grabs for the win between him and Nik. Steven had a mechanical about 25 seconds into his race run. Which ended up being a flat tire. He was still only 26 seconds off the lead and definitely would’ve been a contender for the win alongside Nik.

KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton racing at the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.
KHS Pro MTB team rider Kailey Skelton racing at the Nevada State Championship at Bootleg canyon.

The team continues to dominate and move onto the next race in Fontana California for round two of the Southridge Winter Series. They are very excited to keep their winning streak alive and stay healthy to continue to the top.

2021 Race season Starts off with Podiums

KHS Pro MTB team's Kailey Skelton on the dirt for her rae run at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team's Steven Walton taking first place with teammate Nik Nestoroff taking home second place at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team’s Steven Walton taking first place with teammate Nik Nestoroff taking home second place at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen

The first race of 2021 is all wrapped up and in the books. Huge success came from the team out at round one of the Southridge Winter Series in Fontana California. With Steven Walton claiming the downhill and getting 2nd in the Enduro.

KHS Pro MTB team rider, Nik Nestoroff, racing Enduro at the first round of the Southridge Winter Series 2021. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team rider, Nik Nestoroff, racing Enduro at the first round of the Southridge Winter Series 2021. Photo by: Chris Hausen

Nik Nestoroff was able to claim 1st place in the Enduro and come out with 2nd place in the Downhill.

KHS Pro MTB team's Kailey Skelton taking first place at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team’s Kailey Skelton taking first place at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen

Also our new factory team rider Kailey Skelton was able to crush the competition in the pro DH women’s category with a massive 1st place !

KHS Pro MTB team's Kailey Skelton on the dirt for her rae run at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen
KHS Pro MTB team’s Kailey Skelton on the dirt for her rae run at round one of the 2021 Southridge Winter series. Photo by: Chris Hausen

The team has been training very hard and taking the 2021 season very safe and steady to hopefully manage a long season of racing. Next weekend you can find the team out in Boulder city, Nevada competing at round one of the bootleg Canyon Mountain Bike series. This will also be a Nevada State championship held race.

KHS Pro MTB Team Locked in for 2021

KHS Pro MTB, Kailey Skelton-Riding Southern Utah

The KHS Pro MTB team is locked and ready to ride into 2021. After a tough year with mean hiccups, the team is ready to rock and roll out.