Canada’s James Piccoli Re-signs with Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team for 2018
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James Piccoli © Catherine Fegan-Kim
November 17, 2017 – Canadian James Piccoli had a breakout season in 2017, recently winning the Tour of Southland in New Zealand and finishing top ten overall in the Tour of Utah and Alberta. “I was on the verge of retiring before I had the opportunity to join the team in June,” said Piccoli. “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.”
Piccoli has proven that he’s one of the best climbers in the US and adds a general classification threat that the team had been looking for. 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. “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,” said Rodriguez.
James Piccoli © Tour of Southland
Alfredo Rodriguez © Jonathan Devich
“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,” stated Abrahams. Alfredo is eager to turn those podium placings into victories in 2018.
“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,” added Abrahams.
Alfredo Rodriguez © Danny Munson
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