Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis returns for its 19th season under the same title sponsorship and management, furthering its record as the longest-running professional cycling team in the United States.
The 2018 roster includes returning riders Ben Wolfe, Jacob Rathe, Keegan Swirbul, Taylor Shelden, and Ulises Castillo.
Joining them are Steve Fisher, Jack Burke, Rene Corella, Matteo Jorgenson, Cormac McGeough, and Curtis White. Riders will again ride under seasoned cycling veteran and team manager Danny Van Haute.
Team Training Camp
Van Haute and the team begin training camp in February, where team officials will evaluate the talents of this dynamic team. Here are some of their initial expectations:
- Jacob Rathe was the overall winner of Tour of Xingtai in 2017 and is racing with a renewed enthusiasm.
- Last year, Keegan Swirbul successfully overcame injury to return to top-level competition. He is one to watch whenever the road goes up and a true original off the bike.
- Curtis White arrives straight from a breakout CX season which was highlighted by his second place finish at NBX Gran Prix of Cross in Warwick, Rhode Island.
- In 2014, Steve Fisher made his Continental road debut with the team. Always a threat in a bunch sprint, Fisher has developed into a capable and impressive stage race rider.
Van Haute looks forward to continued analysis at camp.
The team is a fan favorite and famous for giving away Jelly Belly jelly bean samples to the fans they meet at races and along the way during travel and training rides. Riders’ favorite Jelly Belly bean flavors span the range from Watermelon to Very Cherry and Blueberry, but most agree their favorite Sport Beans flavors to work into their fueling regimens are Green Apple and Berry. Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis riders use the simple carbohydrates and electrolytes in Jelly Belly’s clinically proven sports performance Sport Beans to fuel them through races and training rides.