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by Mark Zalewski
December 3, 2016
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The Holowesko-Citadel team, Winners of the UCI America Tour this year, is adding four riders to its elite squad next year, including Ty Magner and John Murphy from the UnitedHealthcare team.
Ty Magner, here winning the 2015 Sunny King Criterium, returns to his former team. Photo: Dave Gill.
New to the team is TJ Eisenhart, a former member of the BMC Development team, and Ruben Campanioni from Team Jamis/Sutter Home, which folded at the end of the season. Returning riders are Andre Krasilnikau, Oscar Clark, Andzs Flaksis, Mac Brennan, Miguel Bryon, Jr., Joseph Lewis, Brendan Rhim and Robin Carpenter.
Ty Magner won the USA Cycling Pro Road Tour title with strong sprint performances at many top criteriums, while John Murphy brings a lot of experience for the younger riders. Murphy also had a strong 2016 with stage wins at the Herald Sun Tour and Tour de Langkawi.
“I’m really happy about our team for 2017,” said team owner George Hincapie. “Eisenhart, one of America’s youngest and brightest talents, is a testament to the success and upward trajectory of the team. With Magner and Murphy, we’ll have one of the best sprinter duos in the country.”
Mark Holowesko and investment management company Citadel continue to be title sponsors. “I am excited and proud to continue my support of this team and the Hincapie family,” said Holowesko. “George and Rich continue to produce a program and team that is able to compete at the highest levels of cycling while concentrating on development of riders and the sport. This combination of successful competition and development is unparalleled in cycling and it is exciting to be part of the program next year.”