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by Mark Zalewski
November 10, 2016
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Team CCB International, the Boston-based amateur club that is creating a new UCI Continental pro development team funded through a nonprofit charity, announced its 2017 roster. The team will be different than any other professional outfit in that all of the riders are students and will receive no salary.
“All of our guys are students — most of them are enrolled in a traditional brick-and-mortar school,” said team director Tim Mitchell. “Some of these guys have no idea how fast they actually are.”
Ansel Dickey, formerly of the Astellas team, and Noah Granigan are the main riders of the team. Also on the team are current collegiate criterium champion Jonah Mead-VanCort, who raced this year for Lupus, and Joshua Anderson, who won stage 5 of the 2016 Tour de l’Abitibi.
In lieu of a salary the team will cover all entries and support expenses for the riders, deriving the funding through donations, small gear sponsorships, and revenue from its own regional races. Mitchell said the hope is to operate on less than $100,000 for the entire year.
Along with stage races on the east coast the team plans to race UCI events in Asia and Europe.
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