The American team, Holowesko-Citadel, has now finally earned the Pro Continental status and will use it starting from 2018 after six years being a Continental outfit.
Besides the move to the second division of Pro cycling, the team has planned on bringing some new riders and also team directors to use for the upcoming season.
Until now, the team’s performance director is found. Bobby Julich, the winner of Criterium International and Paris-Nice, will be the one to hold this challenging and demanding position. His 16-year old career will certainly come in handy.
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On the other hand, Serbian Olympian Radisa Cubric is set to be the team’s second director while the new riders are as follows:
Dane Nicolai Broechner
“Fabian is going to fit perfectly with our team; he’s already friends with a few of our returning riders, and he’s one of those guys who is dependable in a variety of conditions,” Bobby Julich said.
“As for Nicolai — he has great past experience racing in the United States, and I believe he has a lot of potential in the one-day races. I look forward to passing along my experience in time trialing with him.”
While chief sport director, Thomas Craven, added: “I’m excited to have this great group of guys return for another year on the team. TJ is a great climber, and Miguel has shown great skill in delivering Murphy to the front at the perfect time. The team will be even stronger this coming year with the addition of some other key players.”
Holowesko-Citadel full 2018 team
Miguel Bryon (US)
Andrew Dahlheim (US)
Evan Bybee (US)
Ruben Companioni (Cub)
Nicolai Broechner (Dk)
Bryan Gomez (Col)
Joe Lewis (Aus)
TJ Eisenhart (US)
Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr)
Andzs Flaksis (Lat)
Fabian Lienhard (Swi)
Grant Koontz (US)
John Murphy (US)
Brendan Rhim (US)
Brayan Sanchez (Col)
Morgan Schmitt (US)