Canyon Bicycles – Shimano, along with their new bicycle sponsor Scott Bicycles, has announced their move to UCI Continental status for the 2017 cycling season. With a strong showing across the country the last few years, team owner Mike Pratt decided it was time to go to the Continental level, “with the team’s current momentum, it seemed like the right time to do this. I want to do my part to grow this sport in the US. I could not be happier with our squad this year, both our returning riders and our impressive new guys.”
Canyon Bicycles – Shimano sees returning riders Cortlan Brown, Michael Burleigh, Steve Fisher, Kaler Marshall and Eric Slack return in 2017 and welcomes new riders include Chad Beyer, Cory Greenberg, Rob Squire and Chris Winn. Alan Schmitz will return as Director Sportif after guiding the team over the last few years.
Chad joins the team after a resurgent year in 2016. His multiple top 10’s at Gila, Philadelphia Cycling Classic, Winston Salem and US Pro have proven Chad to be among the top riders in the US.
Cory joins us after a strong season in which he won one of the fan favorite events of the year, the River Parks Criterium (Cry Baby Hill) at the Tulsa Tough. Additionally, Cory is excited to be continuing his work representing the UC community this season, a cause near and dear to his heart.
Rob comes to us after a strong year in which he was the KOM at the Philadelphia Cycling Classic, another top 10 overall at the Tour of Utah, top 5 at Winston Salem and won the KOM jersey at the Tour de Beauce.
Chris joined us periodically last year and was a great addition. This year we decided to make it official. Chris brings his tireless work ethic, great knowledge of the sport, and constant upbeat personality to cap off a very exciting roster for 2017.
Canyon Bicycles – Shimano’s race calendar includes the Pro Road Tour as well as a handful of international events.
Canyon Bicycles – Shimano Roster:
Chad Beyer (USA)
Cortlan Brown (USA)
Michael Burleigh (USA)
Steve Fisher (USA)
Cory Greenberg (USA)
Kaler Marshall (USA)
Erik Slack (USA)
Rob Squire (USA)
Chris Winn (AUS)