Rokform / Rock ‘n Road Junior Club Offering European Race Trip
The Rokform / Rock ‘n Road Junior Development Program, based out of Irvine California, has grown from an original group of 8 riders in 2008 to a club with more than 50 USA Cycling licensed riders in 2013.
The team’s tremendous growth has allowed it to expand its offerings for the juniors. This year they added a six-member Elite squad, thanks to additional sponsor support for the bikes, equipment and training.
Rokform / Rock n’ Road has also run two successful Europe racing trips and are in the enrollment and preparation stages for this year’s adventure in late June and early July. The 25 day trip exposes 17/18 men to some of the highest levels of junior European racing. They’ll do Kermesse racing and participate in the Sint-Martinusprijs four day UCI 2.1 Stage Race; Belgium’s highest ranked junior stage race. (Note: The trip occurs during Junior Nationals, so if you were not planning on attending Nationals, this could be for you!)
They’ll travel to Paris, the French Alps to climb Alpe d’Huez and Col du Galibier, and visit stage 14 of the Tour de France at Lyon. This trip is open to members of other teams and there are a few slots still available. (Click here for more Info).* Participants come back with better skills, higher confidence and generally improved performance. One of last year’s trip participants, Tyler Schwartz of Newport Beach, CA, earned a slot on the USA Junior National Team’s 2013 Spring Europe trip, where he got 7th place overall in the Ster Van Zuid Limburg stage race!
Rokform / Rock ‘n Road (Team Velosport Club) has won the Center of Excellence distinction for three consecutive years. They were named the 2011 and 2012 Junior Club of the year. They’ve also won the Southern California Nevada Cycling Association’s SoCal Cup Junior Championship in 2011 and 2012, and presently lead 35 other junior teams in 2013.
* This trip is not endorsed or sponsored by USA Cycling in any way.
This Article Published March 24, 2013 For more information contact: