Tustin, California— With two wins to his credit another eight podium places including a break-out 4th place in the NCC Dana Point Grand Prix, Cory Williams has had a great start to the 2014 season. Earning these results has undoubtedly garner the attention of professional teams. It is therefore no surprise that Cory Williams has been given the opportunity to race with the Astellas Professional Cycling team. His first race with them will be next weekends Glencoe Grand Prix NCC event. “Our program is built around rider development,” says team manager, Paul Abrahams. “Cory will be the fourth rider that has graduated from our program to the professional ranks. We are very excited for him and the opportunity he has to race alongside his brother Justin Williams. He will be missed.” The KHS-Maxxis pb JAKROO cycling team has been built around the principles of team commitment and environment that pushes each rider to become the most well rounded athlete possible. It is a goal of the program to ‘punch above its weight’ with a roster of riders that can make an impact in the domestic calendars most prestigious events. That team spirit and support has seen four riders graduate into the pro-ranks over the relatively short four year history of the team, something that every member of the program can say they contributed to.
“Racing as a team and laying it all on the line for each other is part of cycling, but the atmosphere at KHS-Maxxis pb JAKROO has something extra special,” says Fabrizio Von Nacher. “We race hard and have a lot of fun together, our team commits 100% to a strategy to make it happen. We are excited for Cory, but it won’t be the same racing without him.” The remainder of the 2014 racing calendar will see the KHS-Maxxis pb JAKROO program attending local, regional and national events to include Tulsa Tough, USA Cycling Elite Nationals, the North Star Grand Prix, Boise Twilight criterium, and the Cascade Cycling Classic. We will approach these events with the same formula that has seen the team fight for jerseys and results over the past four years. The 2014 season has been made possible due to the generous support of our sponsors: KHS Bicycles, Maxxis tires, JAKROO Custom Apparel, Velo Saddles, Xpedo Pedals, Shimano, iRT Wheels, Rudy Project, Serfas, Praxis Works, Q2, Hammer Nutrition, Rennie and Associates, WD40 Bike, Bike Religion, Bicycle Blue Book, Chamois Butt’r, and iPA Sports.