The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling team adds three new riders for the 2018 season including: current US National Amateur Time Trial Champion George Simpson, Australian Sprinter Scott Law, and Canadian Climber Jordan Cheyne.
George Simpson comes from the highly respected Gateway Harley Davidson U25 Devo program. With a total of 11 race victories, including his 2017 US National Championship win, George made himself a highly sought after commodity on the transfer market. “We really started to take a close look at George in May. He was very dominate in the way he won both the time trial and road race at the Superior Morgul Classic Stage Race in Colorado,” stated team Co-Owner John McAllister. “From that moment, we started to keep a close eye on him. Winning the US Time Trial Championship was confirmation of what we saw earlier in the year.” George is looking forward to joining his new teammates and testing his skill set against the best, “I’m looking forward to shining in hilly circuit races like the ones in Redlands, Gila, North Star, and Alabama as well as being a part of larger team objectives in the Tour of Utah or the Colorado Classic. I am really excited to focus on the US Pro Time Trial Championships as my primary target for the season.”
At only 26 years old, Australian Sprinter Scott Law brings a wealth of international experience and finishing speed to the team. This year, he spent his first full season in the US racing for the Cylance Pro Cycling Team. Scott played a pivotal role in their sprint leadout train showing incredible versatility by winning big US criteriums and still being able to finish on the podium of tough UCI road races. “To see Scott win the biggest criterium in the US, Tulsa Tough, and then head to Canada to finish on the podium of the 100 mile White Spot-Delta UCI road race, shows just how much depth and commitment he has,” states Team Sports Director, Heath Blackgrove. “We believe with our program, we can help him progress and challenge the idea that Scott only shines in criteriums and shorter distance races.” Scott Law tends to agree. “I’ve always been very handy in criteriums, and I really want to prove to myself and everyone that I’m not just a criterium rider. I really want to help the team and target specific sprint stages in the big UCI events like the Tour of Utah, Colorado, and Alberta. Seeing the Elevate-KHS team this year perform so well and really enjoy themselves both on and off the bike is something that I truly love and want to be a part of. You should feel like a family, and this team definitely has that feeling about it.”
Canadian Jordan Cheyne comes to the program after spending two valuable years on the Jelly Belly Pro Cycling team. “Being a support rider for riders such a Lachlan Morton and Serghei Tvetcov gave me an up close look at what it takes to become a champion. I missed some general classification opportunities this year finishing a close 2nd at the San Dimas Stage Race and 3rd in the Tour de Beauce. Joining the Elevate-KHS team allows me to focus on getting that big stage race win that I am looking for.”
“We are excited to be working with these three new additions for the upcoming season,” states Blackgrove. “Our management group really took the time to look at the areas where we needed to add some depth and strength to achieve our goals for the 2018 season. I believe our patience and focus on the recruiting process allowed us to find the right riders. We believe that George, Scott, and Jordan all share the team’s core values. They are each excited and committed to put in the work necessary win on the national and international stage.”
Photo by Danny Munson