Tuesday, May 20, 2008

South Lyon Cycle Announces their Priority Health Tour de Leelanau ROSTER!!!

In what will be the teams 4th consecutive participation in the HUGEST road racing event in Michigan, the South Lyon Cycle Racing Team is proud to announce their team roster for the upcoming Priority Health Tour de Leelanau!
South Lyon Cycle Racing Team 2008 Tour de Leelanau Team Roster
Sunday, May 25, 2008

Gary DeAngelis – TEAM CAPTAIN - Age 40, USCF Category 2, Occupation – Electrical Engineer, Residence – Plymouth, MI. Gary’s cycling strength is as a time trialist, Gary has been a consistent top 10 finisher in the State TT Championships the past several years.
Mike Simonson – Age 27, USCF Category 2, Occupation – Mechanical Engineer, Residence, Oxford, MI. Better known for his exploits in the dirt, which include winning the 2006 Iceman Cometh Mtn Bike race as well as the 2006 and 2007 Ore-To-Shore Mtn Bike EPIC’s. The Tour de Leelanau will be one of few road events Mike will be competing at in 2008 The Tour de Leelanau will be one of few road events Mike will be competing at in 2008, so don't miss the chance to catch Mike in action on a set of skinny tires, so don’t miss your chance to catch Mike in action on a pair of skinny tires! Watch for in mountain bike races Mike across the Midwest, where he’s a member of the Trek Professional Mountain Bike Team.

Rob Iser – Age 44, USCF Category 2, Occupation – Engineer, Residence – South Lyon, MI. Rob is a strong time trialist and climber and excels on all types of courses. Watch for Rob to be at the front setting tempo and working to keep the teams leaders out of the wind and in good position.

John Zaccone – Age 21, USCF Category 2, Occupation – Student, Residence – Canton, MI and Blacksburg, VA – John is one of Michigan’s up and coming road racers. Already this year John capped off a HUGELY successful collegiate season by winning the Men’s Category A Road Race at the Atlantic Coast Conference cycling championships, helping to secure his Virginia Technological University cycling team the overall ACC Team Title.

Steve Gordon – Age 22, USCF Category 2, Occupation – Student, Residence – Boston, MA and Blacksburg, VA – As a team member with John Zaccone’s on the VTU Cycling team, Steve lead his team to the overall ACC Team Title, as well as winning the ACC Individual Title.

Alex Keomany – Age 21, USCF Category 2, Occupation – Student, Residence – Ypsilanti, MI – As a Junior and U23 racer, Alex has won multiple Michigan State Road Race Championships. 2008 will be Alex’s third time competing in the Tour de Leelanau.

Chris Aten – Age 21, Occupation – Student, Residence – Ann Arbor, MI – Chris is also a collegiate racer, competing in 2008 for the University of Michigan Cycling Team. Possessing the build of a try climber, watch for Chris to be near the front as the race tackles the 25% gradient of Tower Road!

Eric Hinderager – Age 26, USCF Category 2, Occupation – Attorney, Residence – Ann Arbor, MI – Eric is a true all-a rounder who can sprint, time trial and climb. The short, steep climbs of the Tour de Leelanau should favor his racing style. Eric will be looking to join an early breakaway and notching Sprint Competition Points in Glen Arbor and Maple City.

The South Lyon Cycle Racing Team is based in South Lyon, MI, and is a racing team comprised of Category 1/2/3 and Junior Men. The team is sponsored by South Lyon Cycle ( http://www.southlyoncycle.com/ ). Other sponsors of the team include Jittery Joe’s Coffee Roasting Company ( http://www.thebeanteam.com/ ), Ritchey Bicycle Components ( http://www.ritcheylogic.com/ ), BLUE Competition Cycles ( http://www.rideblue.com/ ), and Maxxis tires ( http://www.maxxis.com/ ).

For full information on the team check out the teams website at http://www.southlyoncycleracingteam.com/ and watch for the team at the upcoming Tour de Leelanau on Sunday, May 25th, 2008!!!

Setting fire to bicycle races in Michigan and throughout the Midwest!!!

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