Team Garmin-Transitions’ developmental squad heads back to the Redlands Classic to defend its title as best team. Cyclingnews has this feature:
The Holowesko Partners Under-23 Development Team surprised themselves when they won the best team title at the 2009 Redlands Bicycle Classic. This year, the young men are back and confident that an overall title amongst the top professional men’s teams in the nation is attainable.
“We will take a crack at it again,” said Alex Howes, the Under-23 US National Road and Criterium Champion. “We are coming to race, not to be pack fill. We have to set the goals high. Last year when we won it that was a big surprise for us so maybe we will surprise ourselves again this year.”
The Redlands Bicycle Classic’s four-staged event kicks off the National Racing Calendar (NRC) on March 25-28 in California. There are 26 participating teams that total nearly 200 racers. Holowesko Partners will field eight riders eager to make an impression amongst the pros.
The squad includes Howes, Peter Salon, Caleb Fairly, Taylor Sheldon, Andrei Krasilnikau, Lachlan Morton, Danny Summerhill and Raymond Kreder.
More photos from the Holowesko Partners team: