Alexey Vermeulen completed the U23 Giro del Belvedere race that took place Monday in Italy. Spot Alexey during the team intros, on the road, and leading out a teammate at the finish as he finished 15th with the front group.
Near and far, Develo Coaching athletes are off to a quick start this season. Over in Belgium, Richard pushed through a run of bad luck to capture 11th in a 160-rider junior field. He followed that up with another top 20. Closer to home, Alexey Vermeulen won the cat. 1/2 Reily Road Race on March 23 in Ohio. And David Palan nabbed the win in the 50-54 age group and 6th overall in the 24 mile race at Barry-Roubaix.
Develo Coaching athletes had strong seasons in cyclocross. David Palan overcame a separated shoulder early in the season and slow recovery to still find his way to the podium at the Vets Park race on November 10. Tom Barrett dominated the cat. 3 fields all season to win the Tailwind Racing Cyclocross Series overall and the state championship. Bryan Underwood made big strides, too, finishing 5th overall in the Tailwind Racing Cyclocross Series for the cat. 1/2/3 field and capped off the season with 4th at the state championship race at Addison Oaks.
Congratulations to them all on very solid cyclocross performances this season and big improvements over the past year!