Tempe, AZ – After a successful first year with multiple UCI podiums, the Pivot Cycle/Maxxis pb Stan’s/DNA Cycling team takes its quest for wins to the next level with the signing of Jamey Driscoll.
Multi-time Pro CX champion and eight-time US Cyclocross World Championship Team member, Jamey Driscoll joins Pivot Cycles/Maxxis pb Stan’s/DNA Cycling team adding both his raw speed and wealth of experience to the second-year team. Courtenay McFadden and Sofia Gomez-Villafañe continue with the team after a season that included multiple UCI podiums for both riders. Even with pre-season hip surgery, McFadden claimed a win at the Boulder Cup and accomplished her goal of finishing top 5 at Nationals with a 4th place, and was selected to race in the World Championships.
“I’m super excited about being able to build a program and join forces with Courtenay and such great sponsors,” says Driscoll. “I felt that joining something I can be more involved with is the best move. Courtenay and I make the decisions together, and at the end of the day we get exactly what we want.” McFadden is excited about Driscoll joining the team and seeing it grow to three members. “Having Jamey on the team will bring a whole new perspective for Sofia and me – he has so much racing experience,” says McFadden. “Plus, I haven’t ever raced Nationals in December, so with that change, it will be nice to have his expertise on the best ways to prepare for that.”
The Pivot Cycles/Maxxis pb Stan’s/DNA Cycling team will race on Pivot Cycle’s ultra-versatile and blazing fast Vault in the cyclocross races and summer gravel events. New sponsors Maxxis tires and Stan’s NoTubes offer a setup that the racers are genuinely excited about. “This will be my very first time using tubeless in international competition,” Says Driscoll. “The combination of Stan’s wheels and Maxxis tires have proven to be just as good as the leading tubulars.” DNA Cycling will supply the team with its premium custom cycling apparel. Other team sponsors include Easton Cycling, Mavic, Giro, Ascend Nutrition, Wells Fargo, BBL Construction Services, Digipen Insitute of Technology, United Healthcare, USI Insurance Services, Standard Commercial Interiors, Rovetto Design Group, and Alliant Employee Benefits.
Driscoll’s focus is to be fastest in cross season, but he will also mix it up this summer in mountain bike and gravel races such as this weekend’s Crusher in the Tushar. Gomez-Villafañe will spend the summer racing mountain bikes for the powerful Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team p/b Maxxis squad while McFadden is training hard again after a second offseason hip surgery. The team’s first event will be the Rochester Cyclocross on September 8th and 9th in Rochester, New York.
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About Jamey Driscoll:
Jamey grew up in Vermont and started racing in the hotbed of New England on the road and cyclocross when he was 12, and has been hooked ever since. He attended the University of Vermont where he earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, while also going pro on the road as well as cyclocross. Over his years of racing, he’s represented the US at Cyclocross World Championships as a Junior, U23 and Elite a total of 8 times. After college, he moved to Utah for a more temperate climate, and is now a happy father of 2 with his wife Carly. Follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
About Courtenay McFadden:
Courtenay found bikes during her senior year of collage when she was looking for a way to cross train for running. She dabbled with some road racing, but wasn’t particularly fond of it. It wasn’t until she found cyclocross and mountain biking that she really fell in love with the sport . Courtenay holds both a BS in Exercise Science and an MS in Human Movement and Performance. When she isn’t riding a bike you can find her training clients, reading up on Exercise Science nerdery, and hanging out with her husband and cat, Nugget, at home. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and her Blog
About Sofia Gomez Villafane:
Sofia was born and raised in the Argentine Patagonia but moved to the United States when she was 12. She discovered mountain biking through the Nor Cal High School Mountain Bike Program and then went on to compete at the collegiate level for Fort Lewis College where she received a Bachelor’s in Exercise Science and a minor in Business Administration. Sofia currently lives in Heber City, UT training to qualify for Tokyo 2020 and working part time for a bean-to-bar chocolate company. Aside from riding and racing her bike, she enjoys taking her dog on hikes, riding her dirt bike, and spending time on nordic and alpine skis. Follow on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
Sept. 8th/9th: Rochester, NY C1/C2
Sept. 19th: Reno Cross, C1
Sept. 23rd: Trek World Cup, Madison, WI
Sept. 29th/30th: Jingle Cross World Cup, Iowa City, IA, C1
Oct. 6th/7th: West Sacramento Cyclocross Grand Prix, Sacramento, CA, C2
Oct. 13/14th: Boulder Cup, Boulder, CO, C2
Oct. 27/28th: Cincinnati Cyclocross, Cincinnati, OH, C1/C2
Nov. 3rd/4th: Pan Ams, Onterio, Canada
Nov. 17th/18th: Mayjor Taylor Cross Cup, Indianapolis, IN, C2
Dec. 1st/2nd: Resolution Cup, Garland, TX, C2
Dec. 8th/9th: Ruts N’ Guts, Broken Arrow, OK C1/C2
Dec. 16th: USA Cycling National Championships, Louisville, KY