The 2018 season for the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team has started where we left off last season, with multiple wins and podiums! From Southern California to Texas and Mexico, the team has garnered 5 race wins with 7 total podium appearances. With team camp just around the corner, the motivation is high for both riders and staff as they put the finishing touches on of teamwork and cohesion before officially beginning their race calendar.
In Southern California, Brian McCulloch and Cory Williams have been taking the local criterium scene by storm. Winning the first 3 opening races in dramatic fashion at the Ontario Grand Prix, California Bicycle Racing (CBR) #1, and CBR #2. These are hotly contested races with great prize purses, primes, and motivated racers making the team work for every inch they have gained on the road.
In Mexico, Alfredo Rodriguez won the Thunders Criterium on January 28th, while new team addition Kevin Girkins won the Texas Chainsaw Massacre the day prior by a commanding margin.
With team camp beginning February 14th in San Diego, athletes are beginning to arrive for a few extra days of training in 80F before joining their teammates at camp. James Piccoli made the trip from Montreal and has not been disappointed by both the training and the chance to try his hand at his first Southern California Criterium.
James played an integral part in the teams win on Sunday, helping to strategically place Cory Williams in the right spot to win the final sprint.
With camp beginning next Wednesday, stay tuned to our social media outlets for updates from the road as the team, partners, and characters of the 2018 season come together.
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