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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Elevate-Webiplix Pro Cycling Team Official Press Release

KHS Elevate Webiplex team jersey.

Webiplex becomes Co-Title Sponsor of the 2020 Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team.

Tustin, CA: The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team has achieved many incredible results in the past three years, learning valuable lessons while growing immensely as a team. With KHS Bicycles, the program has built a solid foundation and is now looking forward to continuing this incredible journey by strengthening our relationship with Webiplex, the provider of DocuPeak™, a premier cloud-based business process automation and document management platform. 

“We are proud to have Webiplex as our new Co-Title Sponsor. They represent the discipline and drive towards efficiency our team embodies, with a solid focus on the team goals which are required within our competitive sport. Cycling is also a deep part of the Webiplex culture – their offices were specifically chosen to be right next to a bike path – as is the encouragement of fitness for the general health and well-being of their employees,” said Paul Abrahams, Team General Manager.

“We were a proud sponsor of last years team, as they displayed the dedication and drive it took to become the highest ranked cycling team in America,” said Webiplex CEO, Rob Rennie. “We’re even more excited now as we increase our sponsorship as the team’s Co-Title Sponsor for the 2020 season, and announce the new Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team name.”

KHS Bicycles is stepping back as the primary partner and title sponsor, but continues to be the official bicycle supplier and valued technical partner, providing the program with the best equipment possible. KHS Bicycles has played an integral part in the creation and sustainability of the team, coming on board as a partner in the 2012 season.

The 2020 race season is upon us, and both 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, UCI events in Taiwan, Japan, Malaysia, and having a team athlete 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. “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 team won 50 races in 2019 and earned the top spot in USA Cycling’s season long Pro Road Tour standings, winning both the team and individual competitions.

Leading the sprint-game for the team are US National Team Members Eric Young, Gavin Hoover, and Lucas Bourgoyne as well as Mexican sprint-ace Alfredo Rodriguez. Rodriguez’ compatriot Ulises Castillo and Sam Bassetti will lead the charge in the tougher one day races.

The team also boasts serious time-trial talent including Adam Roberge, Canada’s current U23 National TT Champion, and George Simpson who earned the bronze medal at this year’s USA Pro TT National Championships.

Completing the roster is the experienced duo of Team Co-Captains Brian McCulloch and Canadian Jordan Cheyne. 

With a focus on teamwork, and a continuous drive toward excellence, everyone on the Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team is excited for the season to begin and once again earn their place as the best team in America!

Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Roster: 

Sam Bassetti (USA)

Lucas Bourgoyne  (USA) 

Ulises Castillo (MEX) 

Jordan Cheyne (CAN)

Gavin Hoover (USA)

Brian McCulloch (USA)

Adam Roberge (CAN)

Alfredo Rodriguez (MEX)  

George Simpson (USA)

Eric Young (USA)

Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Calendar: 

Team Training Camp (Feb 5-13)

Tour de Taiwan (March 1-5)

Tour of Malaysia (April 1-6)

Redlands Bicycle Classic (April 22-26)

Tour of the Gila (April 29-3)

Tour of Japan (May 17-24)

Winston-Salem Criterium and Road Race (May 23-25)

Armed Forces Classic (May 30-31)

Tulsa Tough (June 12-14)

US Pro Championships (June 18-21)

Canadian Pro Championships (June 18-21)

Mexican Pro Championships (June 18-21)

Boise Crono Time-Trial (July 10)

Boise Twilight Criterium (July 13)

Tour of Utah (August 3-9)

Maryland Cycling Classic (September 6)

Bucks County Classic (September 15)

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, BONT Cycling Shoes, Vision Wheels, Chamois Butt’r, Park Tool, AMP Human Performance, Air Relax, Bone Shaker, EVA AIR, Serfas and Q2 Components.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/elevatewebiplexpro/

Instagram: @elevatewebiplexpro

Stars & Stripes for Hoover and Young on the Track

Eric Young and Gavin Hoover have been focusing their training and preparation for the USA Cycling Track National Championships held this past weekend in Carson, CA. Both have trained with and been integral players in the newly revived men’s track program within USA Cycling, putting them both in great positions for success at the National Championships. 

Young won the team’s first National Championship in the Scratch Race on the 4th of July which set the tone for the remainder of the weekend. With 6 more events to tackle, Eric placed an extremely close 2nd in the Kilo, earning the Silver Medal. He and Gavin went on to race the Madison, finishing 2nd again in a close finish. 

For Hoover, he had his sights set on the Omnium event and came away the National Champion, winning in commanding fashion. Along with his 2nd in the Madison with Young, he finished 3rd in the Points race as well, rounding out a very successful weekend with the Bronze Medal. 

Both athletes have joined the team in Canada to race the remainder of BC Superweek. 

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National Championship Podiums Across The Continent!

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team had a fantastic showing at National Championship events spanning the continent in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. 

Starting things off with a bang, George Simpson clocked the third fastest time at the US Pro Time Trial National Championship race, winning the bronze medal on the day. 

Adam Roberge followed suit in Canada, winning the U23 Canadian National Time Trial Championship for the 3rd year in a row. He also finished 3rd in the elite time trial for another bronze medal for the team. Jordan Cheyne finished 6th in the time trial as well. 

Friday, one of the most hotly contested criteriums of the year took place as the sun was setting. The US Pro Criterium came down to the wire, where Eric Young finished 2nd and teammate Sam Bassetti right behind in 4th. With a bike throw to the line, Eric took the silver for the teams 4th medal of the weekend. 

Sunday brought the biggest day of racing, with National Championship Road Races in each country. Ulises Castillo rounded out the podium count with a 2nd place finish in Mexico in an exciting two-up sprint after a challenging and hot race at altitude. 

In Canada, Jordan Cheyen, Adam Roberge and James Piccoli were motivated to put everything on the line in the hopes of winning the coveted Maple Leaf Championship Jersey. Racing in Beauce, the team was aggressive from the gun and James ultimately rode solo for 100K, only to be caught with 5K to go after being chased for several hours by a dwindled field and chase group. He was able to finish strong in 5th place, just out of medal contention, knowing he had put everything into the chance to win the race. 

When the weekend was complete, the team had tallied 6 podiums and medals, making this the most successful National Championships to date. The 6th podium came from Kyle Swanson the week before where he placed 2nd in the U23 USA Elite Criterium Championship race in Maryland. 

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Swanson 2nd at U23 Criterium Nationals

The U23 National Championship Road Race and Criterium were the big race I was targeting this year. Going into the road race, my goal was a top 10 finish but I was most excited for the Criterium on Sunday! I have had some past success in the Crit and was going into the race with the expectations of a win.

The road race I was going in much more confident this year. Last year, I had made some stupid mistakes that caused me to cramp early in the race. I was going in much more prepared this year. The race started out pretty chill as a break rolled early on that nobody was too worried about since the race was 112 miles. It was very humid, so I made sure to eat and drink every single lap! The action didn’t really begin until the 3rd lap at the 60 mile mark. I followed most of the well represented breakaways, but nothing was getting away. It wasn’t until the final lap that the break had finally gotten away but I had missed the move as I had bridged up to a breakaway just before the final one stuck. It was a well represented break with some riders from each of the big teams. I just didn’t have the legs to go again with the next move. By the time my legs came around again, the break was too far gone. The run-in to the finish was full of attacks and constant accelerations. I ended sprinting to 19th place. It wasn’t the result I was looking for but I gave it my all and still had one more race to look forward to.


The Crit was what I was looking most forward to. I was by myself without any teammates at the event, and my original plan was to just save my energy for the finish of the race. This year the race was much different than last year though. They had changed the direction of the course and it changed the whole dynamic. I got there early and watched some of the races before mine and saw there were many crashes and the groups were pretty strung out the whole time.

Starting the race I had a call-up and was able to start from a good position. I wanted to make sure that I never left the top 15. Aevolo started off the race swinging hard constantly sending guys off the front. At 10 minutes into the race there was already an established group up the road that I was worried about. I followed the 303 project rider Eric Brunner across to the move. The break had started out with 6 riders, and we soon swapped one of those for yet another Aevolo rider, making it 3 riders from their team in the move. This was not an ideal situation for me, but I thought it was my best chance to win.

We all worked really well together and had a 30 second gap almost the whole race. Aevolo waited until the last 5 laps to start launching attacks. The 303 rider and I had to trade off covering the attacks and were able to keep the group together. I thought my best chance at winning would be with a sprint. On the final lap we were down to 4 riders. Two Aevolo riders  Gage Hecht and Michael Hernandez, Me, and Eric Brunner. I was trying to keep a close eye on what was going on behind me to make sure I didn’t get caught off guard, but Eric had attacked right into the 3rd turn and got a gap instantly. He had Hernandez on his wheel and I jumped and was able to close the gap, but not until the final turn. The finish was about 100 meters after the turn and there was a tailwind. I wasn’t in the position I needed to be in to win the sprint and I ended up finishing in a close 2nd to Hernandez.


I’ve had some time to reflect over the race now and it is definitely a bittersweet moment for me. It is my best result at the National Championship race but to have come so close was hard for me at first. I’m definitely proud of the result, but it’s time to move on and focus to the upcoming Pro Nationals. We have a very strong squad of 4 and I’m definitely looking forward to racing with them!

Photo Credit: Lisa Bourgoyne

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