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.


Go inside the Tour of Utah with Elevate KHS and Monster Hydro

Labeled as America’s Toughest Stage Race the Tour of Utah is nothing to shy away from as the seven-day race takes riders through close to 500 miles and just under 40,000 feet of climbing. A race that can make or break a career in professional cycling as some of the top racers in the world come together to see who can handle the heat, altitude and enormous amount of climbing. Go inside the TOU to see how the underdogs; Elevate – KHS Pro Cycling, stack up against the competition in America’s Toughest Stage Race!

Piccoli takes 2nd Overall at Tour of Utah

After a long, hot, hard week of racing at the Tour of Utah, Elevate KHS pro cycling’s James Piccoli finished 2nd overall,  50 seconds off of Ben Hermans, the winner of the 2019 Tour of Utah.

Piccoli also won the Most Aggressive jersey for his hard fought battle up Empire pass, the last and biggest climb of the race. He finished stage 6 coming in 5th. Congratulation to James and the whole team for an epic week of racing!!

Piccoli takes 2nd on Queen stage at Tour of Utah

After a flat tire in stage 1 of the Tour of Utah, James Piccoli lost the race lead and fell to 13 place. But after todays stage 2’s climb to Powder Mountain, James took action finishing 2nd today to come with in 26 seconds of the leader and is now sitting 2nd overall.

“Today we had an extra bit of motivation,” said Piccoli who was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey. “I always want to do the best I can here. I think there is lots to play for, and the team is going to do everything we can to continue fighting and to race strong.”

With is great ride, James was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealership most Aggressive Rider Jersey.

Stage 3 presented by BYUtv on Thursday, Aug. 15 begins for a fourth time at Antelope Island State Park. Most of the 5,895 feet of climbing on this 85.9-mile (138.3-kilometer) stage will be collected when the route skirts the Wasatch Mountains south of Layton, with three Category 3 climbs in the final 29 miles. Following a punchy KOM up the Bountiful Bench, the route follows a new southbound stretch of Bountiful Boulevard for finishing circuits in first-time host city North Salt Lake.

James Piccoli wins opening Prologue at The Tour of Utah

Elevate KHS pro cycling's James Piccoli on the Tour of Utah podium wearing the yellow leaders jersey after winning the first stage of the race.

SNOWBIRD, UTAH (Aug. 12, 2019) – Canadian James Piccoli of Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling was the fastest man at Snowbird Resort in Monday’s opening day for the 2019 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Piccoli won the 3.2-mile (5.3-kilometer) Prologue presented by Zions Bank in a time of 8 minutes, 37 seconds.

“We’re really happy that we came away with the first stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. It’s a great confidence boost going into the week. For sure, seven seconds is not going to be the difference this week between winning and losing with some of the climbs coming up, which are quite beautiful, but also quite hard. But it’s a great way to start the week,” said Piccoli. He will wear the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies Overall Leader’s jersey on Tuesday.

On a picture-perfect day with a backdrop of Mount Superior in the Wasatch Mountains, Piccoli bested 112 other riders on the opening day of racing for the weeklong stage race. Pacing was key on the out-and-back course, half of it on the steep pitches in Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Starting at one-minute intervals, the riders went vertical from the start before flying down the fast 1.5-mile descent to the finish line, hitting speeds of 50 miles per hour.

True to its nickname as “America’s Toughest Stage Race,” the 2019 Tour of Utah will provide 37,882 feet of elevation gain over 477 miles of racing on Aug. 12-18. Racing continues Tuesday with Stage 1 presented by Larry H. Miller Group of Companies, taking place in North Logan City. Stage 1 features a completely new 86.9-mile (139.9-km) course that traverses the western slopes of the Bear River Mountains for 4,310 feet of elevation gain. The peloton will make two circuits around Little Mountain, passing less than 10 miles south of the Idaho state line before returning to North Logan City for five fast and furious finishing laps. Click HERE to follow the race live.