Team Specialized - Juniors Update 5-10-14


All in the family - we're please to announce that Sean Bennett as the new addition to the NCCF/ Team Specialized Juniors squad.  Sean (18, El Cerrito, CA) like his teammate Neilson Powless (18, Roseville, CA) both race for the Whole Athlete Mountain Bike Team.  And... both have a hankering for road racing!  With both teams sponsored by Specialized Bicycles´╗┐, this is a perfect fit for Sean to share his passion with his new teammates, continue to develop his teamwork and road tactics, and to have some fun!  Both Neilson and Sean are off to Europe next week with the USA Cycling National Team and a good number of UCI World Cups, then a return trip to Mountain Bike Worlds.  In the meantime, Sean went solo and won by two minutes today in the elite 4s field!  Welcome Sean
Sean will guest ride for us in a number of local races, as well as Road National Championships.  This was a no-brainer as Sean loves the bike and he's always on a Specialized!  He's the younger brother of John Bennett who raced with Cal Giant after a stellar MTB career.  Sean has already competed at MTB worlds and UCI continental champs as well as top places at Bonelli and Fontana. 
In eight short weeks we'll contest Road Nationals with ten teammates:
Jules Gilliam (15, Manhattan Beach, CA)
Sean McElroy (15, Palmdale, CA)
Christopher Blevins(16, Durango, CO)
Gage Hecht (16, Parker, CO)
Grant McElroy (16, Portland, OR)
Jason Saltzman (17, Menlo Park, CA)
Nicholas Castellano (17, Upland, CA)
Neilson Powless, 18, Roseville, CA)
Matthew Valencia (18, Los Altos, CA)
and Sean Bennett (18, El Cerrito, CA)
Thanks for your support!  Larry Nolan, NCCF/ Team Specialized Junior Director

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