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Cyclus Sports leaps to UCI Continental status for 2018
North Carolina team reveals all-American roster
Cyclus Sports is the newest UCI Continental team in North America, in only its second season racing in the professional peloton. Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, the program is established on the twin pillars of clean racing and local development. Matt McNees and Neil A. Lewis founded the cycling company in 2013 with a mission to influence the direction of road racing in the United States.
“At Cyclus we’ve worked hard, learned and invested a lot in the sport,” McNees said. “To see it all coming together professionally is rewarding. I’m excited for us to be on the pro racing level but there’s still plenty of work to do as we move our way up the ranks.”
November 2017, Greensboro, North Carolina—Cyclus Sports is proud to announce that their road racing team is officially becoming a UCI Continental team for the upcoming 2018 season. Cyclus Sports proved to be quite successful during their 2017 season as a domestic elite team. Now, as a UCI Continental team, Cyclus Sports will be competing in the Pro Road Tour and other major events across North America in 2018. Neil A. Lewis, Cyclus Sports Owner and President, stated that “it feels good to be moving up the ranks,” adding that “we have a lot of good people in the company poised for 2018.”
Cyclus Sports Team Director, Joshua Cates, believes that Cyclus Sports’ professional step is a great opportunity that allows the guys who were just trying to go fast to now have a career doing what they love. Cates thinks that the team will “surprise a lot of people.” He also stated that most of the guys trained like professionals before and believes that with the encouragement and support of the management some of the pressure these riders face will be relieved. Ben Renkema, team rider and current elite National Champion, stated that he was excited to be part of a growing professional cycling company where he “can focus on being a rider.” Along with the addition of Renkema, Michael Gearren and Brooks Deese continue to serve as team captains. Cyclus Sports continues to be headquartered in Greensboro, NC, a growing hub for bicycle racing, where they maintain offices and rider housing in downtown area.
Cyclus Sports’ current sponsors include; The Rudy Project, Nuun, Honey Stinger, Thompson, Starlight Apparel, and Boyd Wheels. For more information regarding Cyclus Sports please contact Kelly Regan at Kelly@cyclussports.com.
Cyclus Sports plans to 'change the face of cycling'
By Sean D. Hamill / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
It’s safe to say that most people have never heard of Cyclus Sports.
That’s fine with Neil Lewis. He’s the president and owner of the bicycle racing club based in Greensboro, North Carolina, that has local teams in Pittsburgh and five other cities, with more to come. He’s sure people eventually will learn about it.
“We truly are going to change the face of cycling as we know it,” the confident owner of a Greensboro accounting firm and real estate company said recently. “We’re going to do it right. We’re going to have clean riders...