“The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling has announced the return of riders James Piccoli and Alfredo Rodriguez for the 2018 season.
Sprinter Alfredo Rodriguez is back for his third year with the program. In 2017, Alfredo had an incredible season winning seven races and making major strides in international level competition. “Alfredo’s ability to stay calm and focused, especially considering he is only 20 years old, allowed him to finish on the podium in sprint stages at the Tours of the Gila, Utah, and Colorado,” states General Manager Paul Abrahams. Alfredo is eager to turn those podium placings into victories in 2018. “The whole structure of the Elevate-KHS team fits me perfectly. We are like a big family. The riders and staff on the team have really sacrificed for me and I want to repay their hard work with a victory.”
Canadian James Piccoli had a breakout season, recently winning the Tour of Southland in New Zealand and finishing top ten overall in the Tour of Utah and Alberta in 2017. “I was on the verge of retiring before I had the opportunity to join the team in June,” says James. “They took me straight to a four week training camp with my teammates in Park City, Utah. We rode all the stages of the Tour of Utah and that attention to detail really paid off.” James has proved that he is one of the best climbers in the US and adds a general classification threat that the team had been looking for. Having both James and Alfredo anchor the team in 2018 ensures an exciting year ahead for everyone involved with the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team.”