The Sho-Air/Cannondale Professional Mountain Bike Racing Team has a history of North American cross country racing success, and our new team will face the 2015 campaign with a stacked lineup, welcoming newcomers and bringing a former member back “home.”
Canadian National Champion Max Plaxton returns to Team Sho-Air/Cannondale after being on loan to Cannondale Factory Racing during the 2014 season. In addition, up and coming women’s athlete Evelyn Dong also joins the team; this is Dong’s second full year as a pro rider. Over the past two years Dong has shown significant growth in the pro ranks to merit considerable attention and a factory ride.
Complimenting these two will be two young professionals who have already achieved national championship status. These athletes include 2013 US Cross Country National Champion and 2014 Short Track National Champion Stephen Ettinger as well as 2014 U23 Cross Country National Champion Keegan Swenson. Together, these riders form a formidable cross country team ready and able to take on a world class cross country calendar.
In addition, four riders will form the Ridebiker Alliance Professional Team. Tinker Juarez, Alex Grant, Kimber Tedro, and Sam Schultz will join six other selected members to form a ten-person Ridebiker Alliance Professional Program.