I feel happy that I had this opportunity to race as a pro with Rock
Racing. I created some great memories and found great friends for life.
Unfortunately Rock Racing doesn’t realize that you can’t swap guys in
and out or move guys around all year long as it was explained to me.
And even if you could, why should I be subjected to that? I won more
races than anyone on the team this year, and I expected to be treated
like one of the best.
I pray that everything works out because I enjoyed racing for MB.
Seven of the ten guys on the amateur team are at least 27 years of age and older or will be 27-28 come January. This has absolutely nothing to do with talent or who will win races. This had to do with the team deciding to stay Division 3 and that comes with the responsibility of signing young riders who are under 27 years of age.
If you look at the “pro team” roster for every guy that’s over 27 there are two guys that are under 27 years of age. It’s a 60/40 rule USA cycling created to help promote grass roots.
I understand what they tried to accomplish but it is very obvious it wasn’t well thought out.
I'll put it to you this way. This is how I feel. It’s like MB and his expensive clothing line. How would he feel if the fashion world did a review on some of the best designer jeans in the world and Rock and Republic fell under the category with Old Navy and Gap? When the whole world knows they are no Old Navy or Gap.
Well that’s how I feel. One of the fastest guys on the bike and I’m dropped to the amateur team.
All of your E-mails, calls and everything on Facebook have really hit home and made me wake up. You guys are very poetic with the Facebook postings. Very humorous as well. I still think things will work out for the better and that ill have another great year. ill keep you posted.
Happy holidays folks.
I love you all and thanks for the continued support.