Report & Photo Gallery: Optum pb Kelly Benefit Strategies Training Camp & Team Launch


The Optum pb Kelly Benefit Strategies Men’s and Women’s Team recently held their training camp and Team Launch in sunny Southern California. The training camp gave the Men’s and Women’s Team’s the opportunity to log in some miles in California’s nice weather and do some early season bonding before the race season gets underway.

Optum pb Kelly Benefit Strategies is home to several riders based in Southern California including US Pro Criterium Champion Ken Hanson, Track National Champion Ian Moir, Tom Soladay, Amber Gaffney and 2011 NRC Champion Janel Holcomb.

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The 2013 Optum pb Kelly Benefit Strategies Men’s and Women’s Team’s were unveiled at the Team Launch at the American Honda Museum in Torrance.

Both the Optum pb Kelly Benefit Strategies Men’s and Women’s Team will compete as a UCI Continental team in 2013. In the coming weeks, you can watch the Optum pb Kelly Benefit Strategies compete in the Merco Credit Union Cycling Classic and major upcoming races in Southern California including the San Dimas Stage Race and Redlands Bicycle Classic.

2013 Men’s Roster
Jesse Anthony  –  USA
Alex Candelario  –  USA
Marsh Cooper  –  CANADA
Mike Creed  –  USA
Jeremy Durrin  – USA
Mike Friedman  –  USA
Chad Haga  –  USA
Ken Hanson  –  USA
Mitchell Hoke  –  USA
Ian Moir  –  USA
Sebastian Salas  –  CANADA
Bjorn Selander  –  USA
Mike Sherer  –  USA
Tom Soladay  –  USA
Eric Young  –  USA
Tom Zirbel  –  USA
Scott Zwizanski  –  USA

2013 Women’s Roster
Grace Alexander  –  USA
Annie Ewart  –  CANADA
Amber Gaffney  –  USA
Lauren Hall  –  USA
Janel Holcomb  –  USA
Leah Kirchmann  –  CAN
Courteney Lowe  –  NEW ZEALAND
Joelle Numainville  –  CANADA
Denise Ramsden  –  CANADA
Brianna Walle  –  USA
Jade Wilcoxson  –  USA

Report by Christy Nicholson / SoCalCycling.com

Photos courtesy Optum pb Kelly Benefit Strategies