Team H&R BLOCK Announces 2010 Roster
H&R BLOCK introduces our 2010 roster.
The team is proud to announce its riders, managers and marketing
partners for the 2010 racing season. The team has enjoyed considerable success
in prior years and with their strong new partnerships, look to build on their
momentum in 2010. With their increased presence at regional and National
events, the team will continue to build on becoming a dominant force in
Canadian road, track and Cyclo-Cross racing.
The board of directors is excited to announce the elite riders for the 2010 season:
Dustin Andrews, 19, Calgary; 2008 Jr. National Team member Nations Cup Quebec
Robin Baillie, 33, Saskatoon, 2009 Alberta Provincial Road Champion
Zach Garland, 23, St. Johns, NFLD; Stage Winner Tour de Quebec and Walla Walla
Shawn Goulet, 31, 5th Tom Binnie Crit
Justin Kerr, 30, Cambridge, New Zealand, 2009 BC Cup Champion
Gideon Kristalka, 34, Calgary, 2009 Jason Lapierre Road Race Winner
Peter Lawrence, 49, Calgary, 2009 Masters National Champion
Mark MacDonald, 23, Calgary, Multiple National Track Championship medalist
Garrett McLeod, 20, Wolfville, NS; National Espoir TT Championship medalist
Chris McNeil, 31, Calgary; multiple National Championship medalist
Sebastian Sales, 23, Vancouver, 1st 2009 Cypress Hill Climb
Aaron Schooler, 24, Edmonton; National Cyclo-Cross team member
Mike Sidic, 26, Vancouver, 3rd 2009 Yaletown Grand Prix
Jacob Schwingboth, 19, Vancouver, Competed at several world cup track races in 09
New to the team will be Mark Ernsting and Kevin Noiles. Mark will take on the role of Directeur Sportif to oversee the Elite team. With his international race experience and leadership abilities, Mark is excited to direct the team, "The team is full of raw young talent that is poised to take the next step and become the dominant team in Western Canada." Kevin Noiles will take on the role of team manager, his background in the sport along with his management skills will be a major asset to the operations of the team, and “I am looking forward to this transition as Team H&R BLOCK has a great program in place for great success to happen this year”.
Returning for its fifth year as the primary marketing partner of the team is H&R Block, Canada’s leading retail tax Preparation Company. NORCOis our new bike partner they will be providing road, TT and CX framesets. Giordana partners with professional race clothing. FSA provides fast carbon and ceramic parts with their cranks, brakes, handlebar, stem, headsets and TT bars. Mavic wheels, Panaracer tires and fi’zi:k saddles complete the team bikes. The riders will be outfitted by Rudy Project for helmets and sunglasses and Sidi for shoes. Hammer Nutrition provides nutritional products, Minoura, stationary trainers. Curious Communications provides website and clothing design.
Axiom, Bottle cages and pumps
Additional financial support is provided by Direct Cash with over 5,000 ATM machines across Canada; Stikeman Elliott LLP who has been recognized by Report on Business as one of Canada’s 50 best employers and is leading in its business practices by being Carbon Neutral; Scotiabank is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank;; Student Price Card Canada’s largest student discount program; Encore Publishing is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and a leading retail software publisher; Newalta is Canada's leading industrial waste management and environmental services company.
New marketing partners providing financial support in 2010 - Equity Transfer & Trust Company Partners is one of Canada’s premier transfer agents; BGI Graphics provides creative services, store planning, digital printing technology, communication graphics and décor manufacturing services.
Team H&R BLOCK is privileged to have these partners share their passion and excitement and would like to thank them for their support and dedication to the team’s riders and to the sport of cycling in Canada.
Check out the new website at www.teamhrblock.ca for more team info.