March 2, 2011

Welcome to Team Panther 2011

Welcome to the 2011 Team Panther presented by Competitive Cyclist blog.  We have some exciting changes for the coming season for riders and sponsors. Foremost we are proud to present our title sponsor Panther Expedited Services Inc. and presenting sponsor Competitive Cyclist without whom we would not be able to reassemble this incredible team. We would also like to present our new team equipment sponsors Canyon bicycles and Zipp Speed Weaponry as well as our returning equipment sponsors SRAM components, Capo clothing and Giro helmets.

All of our new team equipment has just shown up and we are busy prepping to mail each of our riders their new bicycles and clothing. The team is riding Canyon bicycles this year built up with SRAM Force groups and S30 training wheels. For the races, the riders will all be on the new Zipp 404 Firecrest tubular wheels for an even greater aero advantage than ever before. For attire, the team is outfitted with Capo clothing and Giro helmets and sunglasses.

We have a mix of new and old riders on the elite team’s lineup this year. Returning to the lineup are Kirk Albers, Greg Christian, Ryan Knapp and Chris Uberti. New for 2011 are Ryan Aitcheson, Erik Hamilton, Mac Brennan and Ryan Cross.  As much as possible they will also be joined by our regional team riders Paul Martin, Andy Clarke, Erik Lesco and Brent Martin.

For information on team travel and events please check back to this blog for regular updates.