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Team Jamis – Sutter Home Pro Cycling earns a
Stage Win and Podium in the Tour of The Gila
May 8, 2016 / New Mexico / Tour of the Gila
Eric Marcotte led Team Jamis – Sutter Home Pro Cycling in a prolific racing weekend at the Tour of The Gila, winning the prestigious Stage 4 criterium in front of a fast and talented field. Marcotte, the 2015 US Professional Criterium Champion, has proven that he is more than capable of tackling small and medium climbs and courses, doing just that in the thin mountain air of Silver City, NM.
The Stage 4 Saturday night downtown criterium was a lumpy and challenging affair that covered just over a mile. Maroctte’s victory capped a night of aggressive racing by Team Jamis – Sutter Home which saw several riders try their hand at establishing a breakaway and putting pressure on the other teams to respond. In the final lap, and with all the sprinters jockeying for the front, Marcotte exploded out of the final corner with a clean run at the line, timing his sprint perfectly and crossing the finish arms aloft.
Sunday’s queen stage--the Gila Monster--is widely regarded as one of the toughest single days of racing in the US and puts every rider on the defensive. Team Jamis – Sutter Home entered the day with several strong climbers and with a goal of advancing Janier Acevedo in the overall. An early break saw teammates Kyle Murphy and Brayan Sanchez up the road while Acevedo remained cool under pressure and was content to wait it out. With the other teams needing to work and bring the break back, Acevedo launched on the penultimate climb of the stage, slipping away with just one other. The two riders worked together, pulling out an advantage of nearly two minutes, before the chase behind gathered momentum.
Entering the final few kilometers, it became clear that Acevedo, who had initiated the winning move, was going to have to try something in the final 500 meters rise to the finish in Pinos Altos. Acevedo opened up long, but was unable to hold off his companion from the break. Crossing the line just a few seconds later, Acevedo’s second-place finish delivered the team’s second podium in as many days and, for his efforts, moved him up to fourth in the final individual overall standings.
Team Jamis – Sutter Home Pro Cycling will travel home for a short period of rest before regrouping in Winston-Salem, NC for the USA Professional Road Championships, May 22-30, 2016.
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Team Jamis – Sutter Home Pro Cycling dominates
Dana Point Grand Prix; sets sights on Tour of The Gila
May 2, 2016
Team Jamis – Sutter Home Pro Cycling displayed their power and strength at the 2016 Dana Point Grand Prix as Luis Amaran (CUB) and Eric Marcotte (USA) finished first and second, respectively, in front of a strong international field. Amaran was one of the early attackers in the six-corner 90-minute affair, initiating a quick 2-man break about a half-hour into the race. When the gap began to show promise, Marcotte made his move and came across with one other. The four gradually increased their lead from 25 to 35 seconds and eventually out of the peloton’s sight. With the main bunch seemingly resigned, teammates Sebastian Haedo (ARG), Ruben Companioni (CUB), and Stephen Leece (USA) maintained their position near the head of the field, keeping on eye on any attempts to reel the break in and in preparation for a potential field sprint.
Up front, Amaran and Marcotte worked well with the other two breakaway riders, stretching out their advantage and making it all but certain the day’s winner would come from within that quartet. With just over three laps remaining, Amaran put in a vicious attack, hoping to force the two other breakaway members to chase him down and giving Marcotte a better chance in the final sprint. After a little more than a lap alone, Amaran was brought back by the chasing two with Marcotte content to sit on. With just over one lap remaining and all eyes on Marcotte, Amaran attacked again, this time catching the others off guard. As Amaran soloed to the victory, Marcotte used his powerful sprint to best the remaining two and give the team an impressive 1-2 finish on the day.
Following the Dana Point Grand Prix, Team Jamis – Sutter Home Pro Cycling maintains their lead atop the Team Classification in the USA Pro Road Tour, while Haedo climbs to second overall in the Individual USA Pro Road Tour classification.
The next stop for Team Jamis – Sutter Home is the Tour of The Gila (May 4-8) in Silver City, New Mexico. Sport Director Sebastian Alexandre will be hoping to see Janier Acevedo (ARG) atop the General Classification when the race concludes on Sunday with the Gila Monster Road Race. With the whole of Team Jamis – Sutter Home backing a motivated and well prepared Acevedo, the upcoming week of racing should provide Team Jamis – Sutter Home plenty of opportunities to contest stage victories as well as Team and General Classification results.
Team Jamis – Sutter Home Tour of The Gila Roster:
Janier Acevedo (COL)
Luis Amaran (CUB)
Ruben Companioni (CUB)
Sebastian Haedo (ARG)
Eric Marcotte (USA)
Kyle Murphy (USA)
Brayan Sanchez (COL)
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Team Jamis – Sutter Home Tops Early Season
USA Pro Road Tour Rankings
April 29, 2016
It has been a busy and prolific season so far for Team Jamis – Sutter Home. Sport Director Sebastian Alexandre now finds his team atop the newly revamped USA Pro Road Tour standings after the first three events and going into this weekend’s Dana Point Grand Prix. Alexandre, who has proven to have an eye for emerging talent, often brings on riders who have shown potential in South America to the United States, giving them the support, structure, and tools necessary to begin to capitalize on that racing potential.
This year Alexandre was able to bolster the team's leadout and sprint trains during the winter months without giving up any power in the mountains. It is this special combination of international climbers and sprinters which has taken Team Jamis – Sutter Home to where they are today. In addition to leading the Team Classification, Team Jamis – Sutter Home's Janier Acevedo and Sebastian Haedo now rank 3rd and 5th, respectively, in the individual classification of the USA Pro Road Tour.
This weekend, Team Jamis – Sutter Home will return to the prestigious Dana Point Grand Prix in southern California. The adjustments made to the domestic racing calendar mean that the team will be able to participate without missing any other races in their early season program. A traditionally blazing affair, the Dana Point Grand Prix is a premier event and Team Jamis – Sutter Home will bring a well-rounded roster led by former US Professional Criterium Champion, Eric Marcotte and Sebastian Haedo. Backing Marcotte and Haedo will be current USA Criterium Series leader Ruben Companioni, Luis Amaran, and California native, Stephen Leece.
The pro men start at 4:30pm on Saturday, April 30 and the team will be on-site for a meet-and-greet hosted by Cycleogical Bike Shop at their tent beginning at 2:30pm. Hope to see you there!
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Team Jamis – Sutter Home Places Two Riders
in Top-10 Overall at Joe Martin Stage Race
April 24, 2016 / Stage 4 - Joe Martin Stage Race
Ahead of the final Stage 4 Downtown Criterium at the Joe Martin Stage Race, Janier Acevedo and Team Jamis – Sutter Home prepared for a final day of defending their overall race lead. The challenges of the final stage were not only on the course, but also on the clock, as the peloton raced for a multitude of time-bonuses that were offered up during the Stage 4 Criterium.
By the time the final finish line was crossed, the overall race lead slipped through the fingers of Acevedo and Team Jamis – Sutter Home as they fell on the wrong side of several time bonuses. Following the Stage 4 Criterium, Sport Director Sebastian Alexandre stated, “[This is a] hard race for a climber, with too many bonus times at the intermediate sprints, which made this a very hard race to control." While they missed out on securing overall victory, Acevedo and Team Jamis – Sutter Home placed two riders in the Top-10 Overall, as Acevedo climbed onto the final podium in 3rd Overall, while compatriot Brayan Sanchez finished in 6th Overall. Team Jamis – Sutter Home won the Team General Classification contest as well at the Joe Martin Stage Race.
Elaborating on his team’s performances of the past week, Alexandre added, “Janier and the team all did an amazing race, and we are looking forward to the Tour of the Gila. We finished the race with two stage victories, lead the race for three stages and finished 3rd and 6th GC, and so we really go home with good feelings. The Tour of The Gila is one of our goals for this year, and the team is ready.”
From Fayetteville, Arkansas, Team Jamis – Sutter Home will travel to Silver City, New Mexico, as they turn their attention towards the upcoming Tour of the Gila.
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Team Jamis - Sutter Home Keeps Janier Acevedo In
Yellow Going Into Final Stage at Joe Martin Stage Race
April 23, 2016 / Stage 3 - Joe Martin Stage Race
Team Jamis - Sutter Home withstood an onslaught of attacks during Stage 3 at the Joe Martin Stage Race to keep Janier Acevedo in yellow going into the final Stage 4 downtown Criterium on Sunday.
Stage 3's demanding circuit presented a multitude of challenges as winds buffeted the undulating route. Team Jamis - Sutter Home took control of the stage, riding tactically from the front. After allowing a non-threatening group to get up the road, the pace settled slightly as riders in the field saved their energy for the fireworks that were sure to come in the final laps. The riders in the breakaway fought each other for the KOM and Sprint bonuses on course.
With each passing lap, the peloton began to shrink, the heavy course taking it's toll on many tired riders. Team Jamis - Sutter Home maintained their strong and steady pacemaking at the head of the field, before catching the break. A series of attacks in the final lap failed to shake the resolve of Acevedo, who was surrounded by a few final teammates. Team Jamis - Sutter Home exited the final circuit, with Acevedo safely tucked into the front group for the final ten kilometers of the race.
For his efforts on the day, Acevedo finished safely in the front group, maintaining his lead atop the Overall Classification. The final Stage 4 Criterium held in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas is no easy affair. The technical criterium winds it way around a one-mile circuit, with the final 200 meters featuring ramps of more than ten percent in gradient. Team Jamis - Sutter Home has won here before, securing stage victories and General Classification victories, and will be looking to do the same again on Sunday.
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Sebastian Haedo Wins Stage 2, Janier Acevedo Retains Yellow
at Joe Martin Stage Race
April 22, 2016 / Stage 2 - Joe Martin Stage Race
Team Jamis - Sutter Home Sport Director Sebastian Alexandre couldn't have been happier with his team's performance on Stage 2 at the Joe Martin Stage Race, calling it "A very special day, to win the stage, and keep the yellow jersey wasn't easy - my boys [riders - ed.] rode the perfect race."
Janier Acevedo and his Team Jamis - Sutter Home teammates lead the nearly 200 rider peloton out for Friday's 100 mile road race in the countryside surrounding Fayetteville, Arkansas. The first priority was to keep Acevedo safe throughout the stage, and to have a field sprint at the finish to ensure no time gaps could impact the Overall Classification, where the Top - 10 riders all sit within 30 seconds of the Overall lead.
As the peloton raced down from the Ozark Mountains, the imminent catch of the day long break was made, setting up the expected field sprint after a little over four hours of racing. Team Jamis - Sutter Home maintained their presence near the front of the field, as the other teams of the sprinters started to push towards the front of the race.
The final kilometer of the race, a highly technical run through downtown Fayetteville saw Sebastian Haedo time his sprint to perfection, performing a repeat his win of one year ago.
The Overall Classification of the race remained largely unchanged, with the Top 20 riders all crossing the line together in the front group, finishing behind stage winner, Haedo.
The Stage 3 road race takes the peloton west of Fayetteville, entering a challenging circuit which features several steep and challenging climbs, before retracing its route back to the start. While last year's race needed a very reduced group to sprint for the win, this stage also presents some great opportunities for the breakaway to succeeded. Alexandre will first and foremost, hope to see Team Jamis - Sutter Home defend Janier Acevedo's Overall Race Lead, and another podium finish by one of his sprinters would be icing on the cake.
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Another Win for Janier Acevedo
at the Joe Martin Stage Race
April 21, 2016 / Stage 1 - Joe Martin Stage Race
Team Jamis - Sutter Home repeated their sterling results of the San Dimas Uphill Time Trial as Janier Acevedo posted the fastest time over the Stage 1, three mile course that climbed up out of Devils Den State Park at the Joe Martin Stage Race. Just behind Acevedo, teammate Kyle Murphy claimed the final spot on the podium, just three seconds behind Acevedo.
After succumbing to illness in the final days of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, Janier Acevedo has regained his health and fitness, arriving in Fayetteville, Arkansas, with strong form that he hopes will help deliver him to another overall victory when the racing concludes in downtown Fayetteville on Sunday afternoon.
Kyle Murphy, a newcomer to Jamis - Sutter Home in 2016, has enjoyed a strong start to his season as well, taking out his second podium result in as many uphill Time Trials.
While Friday's Stage 2 Road Race is not expected to have any major impact on the Overall Race Lead, Team Jamis - Sutter Home will have to fire on all cylinders in order to keep Acevedo in yellow, as 10 riders are all within 30 seconds of the Overall Race Lead. Having won the Stage 2 Road Race each of the past two years, that knowledge and experience will play into the hands of Team Jamis - Sutter Home, where Sport Director Sebastian Alexandre will be looking to Sebastian Haedo and Ruben Companioni. Haedo won in 2015, and Companioni is the current leader of the US Crit Series.
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Team Jamis-Sutter Home Plays It Safe in Downtown Criterium
Taking Overall Race Lead into Final Stage
April 9, 2016 / Stage 4 - Redlands Bicycle Classic
Regarded as one of the most technically challenging criteriums in America, the Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 4 Downtown Criterium lived up to its notoriety. No quarters were given in the hotly contested 90 minute race, which wound its way through a nine-corner course in downtown Redlands, California. With the typical California sun replaced by a cold gray sky that threatened to rain, the pro men were no doubt relieved to get through the race without much precipitation falling on the race.
Team Jamis – Sutter Home entered the race with Janier Acevedo resplendent in the race leader’s yellow jersey and Ruben Companioni donning the red jersey as he maintains his lead in the King of The Mountains classification. Behind Acevedo and Companioni, Kyle Murphy moved up to fifth overall after a strong performance in the Stage 3 Time Trial. From the start, it was Team Jamis – Sutter Home that controlled the pace, with Acevedo and Companioni riding safely near the back of the train.
In the closing third of the race, the teams and riders with ambitions of contesting the final sprint started to push towards the front, contributing to the pace making. As they shared the pace-making duties, Team Jamis – Sutter Home stayed near the front, keeping all eight riders safe and out of trouble. Not even a last-lap crash would derail the Team Jamis – Sutter Home train, as they brought Acevedo, Companioni, and Murphy safely home.
Acevedo and Team Jamis – Sutter Home will take the overall race lead of the Redlands Bicycle Classic into Sunday’s Stage 5 Circuit Race. Sport Director Sebastian Alexandre will be hoping that his team can continue to fire on all cylinders, in order to take Janier Acevedo to the top step of the podium following the conclusion of the final stage.
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Janier Acevedo Assumes Race Leadership
from teammate Ruben Companioni
Just as was the goal, Ruben Companioni handed his yellow race leaders jersey to teammate Janier Acevedo in Oak Glen, CA after climbing to the finish on Stage 2 of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Following a sterling performance that saw Companioni solo to victory on Stage 1, Team Jamis – Sutter Home continued to dominate the proceedings.
Companioni, was never expected to contend for top honors on Stage 2, which climbed nearly nine kilometers to the finish in Oak Glen, California. Instead, Team Jamis – Sutter Home Sport Director Sebastian Alexandre was looking to Colombian climber, Janier Acevedo to challenge for not only a stage victory, but also the Overall General Classification.
With just over one kilometer left in the race there was a small group of riders who remained in contention for the stage victory. Team Jamis - Sutter Home was well represented with Acevedo’s presence. The first serious attack came with around 700 meters left to race. As riders passed 300 meters to go, Acevedo put in a searing attack. Rounding the final bend Acevedo was caught and passed, fading to third at the finish and crossing the line just behind the stage winner. Acevedo’s third place on the stage also saw him climb to the top of the Overall Race Standings, taking the race lead from teammate Companioni.
On the podium after Stage 2, Janier Acevedo donned the yellow race leaders jersey. Companioni exchanged his yellow jersey for red, as he continues to top the King of The Mountains Classification. Team Jamis – Sutter Home has not yet missed a beat in the opening stages of this year’s Redlands Bicycle Classic. They'll look to keep Acevedo in yellow and Companioni in red, all the way through to the race’s conclusion on Sunday in downtown Redlands, California.
Team Jamis – Sutter Home Wins Stage 1 at Redlands Bicycle Classic
With A Powerful Display
Ruben Companioni picked up where he left off in Florida, winning the first stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, and picking up the King of The Mountains Jersey. Companioni, who hails from Cuba and makes his home in Florida, won the opening two rounds of the US Crit Series before traveling to California for the Redlands Bicycle Classic.
Team Jamis – Sutter Home entered the first day of racing at the Redlands Bicycle Classic with several different options. “We came into today's stage trying to win," explained Team Director, Sebastian Alexandre. "Our strategy was to work for Sebastian, [Haedo – ed] so it was good to have Ruben off the front to relieve the others guys in the field not to have responsibility to chase. But at the end of the day Ruben was feeling good.” With Companioni getting into the early break of five, the first half of Team Jamis – Sutter Home’s tactic was complete – giving the team the ability to conserve their energy in the field while the others chased.
As the race wore on, riders started to drop from the break. With just five laps of the three mile circuit remaining, Companioni put in a final attack. Leaving the remaining three riders from the break behind, he began a long solo run to victory. With Haedo and Team Jamis – Sutter Home staying near the front of the peloton, several teams tried to mount a chase in pursuit of a charging Companioni but failed to have much impact. By the last lap, it was clear that everyone was racing for second place. Reflecting on the stage, Alexandre said, “Once he [Ruben Companioni – ed) went solo, I knew he was going to be able to hold it.”
While Companioni held on for the victory, crossing the line fourteen seconds faster than anyone else, Team Jamis – Sutter Home further put an exclamation mark on the stage with Sebastian Haedo winning the field sprint - as planned. Not content to only focus on winning stages, Team Jamis – Sutter Home showed they came to Redlands equally focused on contending for the Overall race victory, as Janier Acevedo came home in fifth place. Acevedo leads the list of likely contenders for the Overall Race victory going into the first decisive climbing stage.
Stage 2 will be the first chance for the Overall General Classification to shake out with the race finishing atop the recently reintroduced Oak Glen Climb. Companioni will take to the start line of Stage 2 wearing the yellow race-leader jersey and also leads the King of The Mountains Classification. Acevedo has also shown strong form recently, winning the Stage 1 Uphill Time Trial en route to the Overall Victory at last week’s San Dimas Stage Race. He'll be looking to make good use of his form as the race climbs towards the finish in Oak Glen on Thursday afternoon.
RUBEN COMPANIONI EXTENDS WINNING STREAK AT USA CRITS
March 27, 2016 / USA Crits
Ruben Companioni kicked off his 2016 season with back to back wins in the USA Criterium series, winning the first race in Tampa, Florida before returning to the top step of the podium this weekend in Clearwater, Florida. Over the winter, Companioni reunited with Team Jamis – Sutter Home as the team was looking to bolster their leadout and sprint trains.
This past weekend in Clearwater, Companioni made the first key selection of the race as he powered into a seven-man breakaway containing several of the pre-race favorites. With three laps remaining in the race, Companioni jumped away from the break, opening a gap over his pursuers. He would hold his position all the way to the line. Known for his high-powered sprints, Companioni’s solo victory in Clearwater proves that he is capable of winning in more than just field sprints.
The two victories will also see Companioni take the series lead into the third race of the USA Crit series, which takes place in Charlotte, North Carolina the last weekend of April.
Following this weekend’s success, Companioni will travel to Thousand Oaks, California for Team Jamis – Sutter Home’s spring training camp before returning to racing at the San Dimas Stage Race, followed by the Redlands Bicycle Classic.
March 2, 2016 / Chico Stage Race
It was an exciting weekend of racing with great results for Team Jamis Sutter Home at the Chico Stage Race in Chico, California. The strategy for this early season stage race was focused on consistency and teamwork which delivered 4 podium finishes for the team.
Stage 1 saw Luis Amaran, Stephen Bassett, Sebastian Haedo, and Kyle Murphy taking to the smooth tarmac of the Thunderhill Raceway auto track. This flat and fast circuit kept the speeds high and the peloton in tight formation with the teams jockeying for the best spot to launch their sprinters. The team worked hard to position Sebastian Haedo for a solid 3rd place podium finish.
On Stage 2 the team tackled the Paskenta Hills road race which featured a 4 mile section of the famous Paskenta gravel. Despite many tactical challenges from the other competitors and the grueling gravel sections it was a double podium finish for Team Jamis Sutter Home with Sebastian Haedo again on the podium in 2nd & Stephen Bassett placing 3rd.
The last stage of racing took place in downtown Chico with the Steve Harrison Memorial Downtown Criterium. The event drew out approximately 3,000 spectators who came out to cheer on the racers. As the race came down to the last lap Sebastian Haedo found himself in an ideal setup to power up his sprinting prowess and best the other challengers to the line with a close but perfect 1st place finish.
TOUR DE SAN LUIS RACE REPORT
Acevedo places 8th on GC - Haedo lands two top 5 finishes
January 27, 2016 / Tour de San Luis
It was a fast and important week for Team Jamis Sutter Home at the 2016 Tour de San Luis! The 7 day stage race through the San Luis province in Argentina once again attracted the best talent and teams in professional cycling. The competitive field was deep with several World Tour teams and Grand Tour contenders in attendance. The men of Team Jamis Sutter Home showed good form through each of the stages and despite the fierce competition were able to put their own mark on the race.
Sebastian Haedo landed two top 5 finishes (stages 2 & 5) and Janier Acevedo attacked on the Queen's stage (stage 4) to place second. Janier would also go on to finish in 8th place in the General Classification.
Director Sportif Sebastian Alexandre commented that "Janier proved that he is still in very good form and showed that he can climb with some of the best in the world. It was with the whole team's effort though that got Janier & Sebastian into advantageous positions where they could have an impact on the final result. They couldn't have done it without the help of Luis, Eric, Brayan, and Kyle who sacrificed their chances in order of accomplish the team goal."
Acevedo was also the best placed rider on the GC of all the US based teams which included World Tour team Cannondale, Professional Team United Healthcare, and Continental Teams Hollowesko Citadel & Jamis Sutter Home.
Janier Acevedo Returns to Team Jamis in 2016
After two years racing in Europe with the Cannondale-Garmin Cycling Team, Janier Acevedo will make his return to the US peloton in 2016 when he reunites with Team Jamis, and former director Sebastian Alexandre. Speaking about the return of Acevedo, Alexandre said, “We are really excited to have Janier Acevedo back into the Team Jamis program. He only raced one year with us, but people are still talking about him, and his performances of 2013."
During the 2013 season, Acevedo turned heads with his stage win atop the Tramway climb outside of Palm Springs, California, during the Amgen Tour of California. After becoming the top domestic rider early in the 8-day race, Acevedo was able to rely on his close relationships with the riders and staff of Team Jamis, supporting him all the way to the final finish line in Santa Rosa. After finishing 3rd overall at the Tour of California, Acevedo went on to also claim Top-5 overall finishes at the Tour of Utah and the USA Pro Challenge, finishing 3rd overall in the Tour of Utah, and 4th at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. After concluding the 2013 season as the UCI America’s Tour Winner, Acevedo’s results, hard work, and perseverance, were rewarded with a two year World-Tour contract by the Cannondale-Garmin Team.
After two years of racing in Europe, Acevedo will return to the US peloton, bringing with him the experience gained from racing some of the biggest races in the world. Acevedo hit his stride at the Tour de Suisse in 2014, with a Top-10 Overall result. After his outstanding ride in the Tour de Suisse – a classic final stepping stone for riders on their way to challenging for the Tour de France – Janier secured a slot in the Cannondale – Garmin Tour de France team. In 2015, Acevedo’s development took another step forward, as he featured in an exceptionally hilly and demanding Giro d’Italia.
Elaborating further on Acevedo’s return to Team Jamis, Alexandre explained, “Janier is a very talented cyclist, and we are confident that he will continue to perform at a very high level."
Joining Acevedo in returning to Team Jamis is the Cuban sprinter, Ruben Companioni. “Ruben is coming back after taking a year to focus on criterium racing,” explained Alexandre. Companioni spent the 2015 season, based out of Florida. Alexandre then went on to say, “He [Companioni – ed.] raced with Jamis for two years, and I know his abilities. Ruben is from Cuba, and is a huge talent with a big future ahead of him. It is my hope that we can continue Ruben’s development, in order to help him reach new heights in his career.”
Rounding out the 2016 roster for Team Jamis, Alexandre has brought in two new climbers, to help the team in the high mountains. Kyle Murphy, who impressed at the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, earning the Most Aggressive Jersey, for the most time spent in the break, will join the team, along with Brayan Sanchez, who comes to the states from Colombia.
Shifting his attention from returning riders, to his new signings, Alexandre elaborated on the signing of Sanchez and Murphy, saying, “Sanchez is a very good climber coming from Orgullo Antioqueno Team, where he won the KOM Jersey at the Vuelta Juventud 2014, which is the biggest U23 race in Colombia. And Kyle [Murphy – ed.] has a very aggressive style of racing which will provide us more options in stage races.”
The addition of Companioni gives Team Jamis a further boost to their already revamped sprint and leadout trains, where he will join forces with Eric Marcotte, Luis Amaran, and Sebastian Haedo. And when the road turns up, Sporting Director Sebastian Alexandre is excited to again be working with Acevedo, and will also be looking to Murphy, Sanchez, and Carson Miller in the mountains.
2016 Team Jamis roster:
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May 2, 2016
April 29, 2016
April 24, 2016
April 23, 2016
April 22, 2016
April 21, 2016
April 9, 2016
April 8, 2016
April 7, 2016
March 27, 2016
March 2, 2016
January 27, 2016
November 1, 2015