August 6, 2001--Dover, VT - For the first time ever, BikeResults.com, a leading company for providing value-based solutions for the cycling community, entered into the world of Cycling Camps when they teamed up with Team Devo to provide one of the best cycling camps in the world. Seventeen boys and girls took advantage of this opportunity to come hone their skills and have fun riding the challenging Vermont terrain.
The camp also served as preparation for the last NORBA National Classic Race, of which two participants--Nick Waite and Lea Davison--won the top-level Junior Classes. Of the seventeen, six will be representing the U.S. at the World Championships, to be held on September 14th at Vail Colorado.
The Team Devo-BikeResults Camp was offered to anyone ages 8 to 18. The program gave all ages and abilities an opportunity to ride with a Pro rider and experience Vermont mountain biking at its best. During the camp riders were educated on Technical Drills, Mechanical Topics and a variety of other cycling related material, and of course, rode some fun and challenging terrain.
John Kemp, director and founder of Team Devo, stated, "How exciting to be involved with BikeResults.com in providing this opportunity to young riders in our country. Though we have had huge success at the elite junior level, people sometimes forget that all these kids started in grassroots and local racing. This is where we can all have the greatest impact. That's why we are proud to be associated with a company such as BikeResults that really focuses on everyone with no exclusion."
The two organizations together provided scholarships to those who demonstrated financial need, while enrollment was on a first-come basis, no one was denied because of ability or organizational affiliation. Due to the overwhelming success, BikeResults.com and Team Devo plan on expanding direct contact with aspiring athletes for 2002 and beyond.
BikeResults.com operates with the primary purpose of bringing value to all members of the cycling community: from athletes to promoters to officials to fans, with a particular emphasis to grassroots development. The company is part of the portfolio of Global Reach Sports properties with the cycling community driving the direction with their content. They have created the largest collection of bike race results on the Internet and are the first cycling organization to create 1) Individual Competition Resumes for every competitor and 2) A Comprehensive, Cross-Discipline Ranking System that ranks the rider against other competitors from all over the world.
Team Devo has been the most successful and well run Junior cycling teams in the country for the past five years. They focus on finding talent throughout the grassroots races across the country. During this time, Team Devo members have collectively won five World Championship Competitions.