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     2015 Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by MAXXIS

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Our riders eat their share of Jelly Belly jelly beans and give away lots of samples to the fans they meet at races and on their training rides. Their favorite flavors span the range of Official Flavors from Juicy Pear to Raspberry to Sour Cherry, but most agree their favorite Sport Beans flavors are Juicy Pear (non-caffeinated) and Extreme Watermelon (caffeinated). The boys are loving sport beans recovery crisps, the newest addition to their cache of sports nutrition products from jelly belly.

Jelly Belly, the longest-running pro cycling team in the world, will return for its 16th season, having re-signed with its title sponsor for 2015. 

Former U.S. national champion Freddie Rodriguez will conclude his career with Jelly Belly in 2015, while the team will add a number of new, young riders to its roster as well.

Coming in with WorldTour experience at Garmin-Sharp, Australian Lachlan Morton, will add depth to Jelly Belly for next year’s stage races. Lachlan’s brother, Angus, will also be joining the team, along with other new additions including, Gavin Mannion, Joshua Berry, Nicolae Tanovichii, and Alex Braico. 

Returning riders to Jelly Belly include Jacob Rathe, Jonathan Freter, Steve Fischer, Sean Mazich, and Andrew Sjogren. 

Jelly Belly plans to race numerous NRC events in the U.S. and hopes to earn invitations to the Amgen Tour of California, the USA Pro Challenge, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, and the Tour of Alberta.



New in 2015:

Joshua Berry

Personal Info:
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 6’1” 
  • Weight: 155 lbs  
  • Strengths:  Sprints, Breakaways 
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Very Cherry 
  • Favorite Sport Beans® Flavor: Green Apple
2014 Highlights:
  • 1st Mountains Classification Tour de Beauce
  • 1st Sprint Classification Philly Cycling Classic
  • 1st Flap Jack Time Trial
  • 1st U of A Mammoth Road Race
  • 4th Marathon Mountain Bike Nationals
  • 11th Stage 2 Vuelta Mexico
  • 11th Stage 1 Joe Martin Road Race 
  • 11th Stage 3 Joe Martin Criterium
  • 11th Stage 5 Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 13th Stage 2 Joe Martin Road Race 
  • 13th Winston Salem Cycling Classic 
  • 14th Stage 5 Vuelta Mexico
  • 14th GC Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 14th Stage 3 Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 14th USA Cycling National Road Race Championships
  • 16th Stage 4 Cascade Cycling Classic Sprint
  • 17th USA Cycling National Time Trial Championships
  • 17th GC Joe Martin Stage Race
  • 17th GC Sprint Redlands Bicycle Classic
  • 19th Stage 1 Vuelta Mexico

“The longer it takes to get to the top, the longer you stay there.” Greg Randolph


Alex Braico

Personal Info:
  • Age: 26
  • Height:  6’3”
  • Weight:  140 lbs
  • Strengths:  Hills, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Blueberry
  • Favorite Sport Beans® Flavor:  Lemon Lime
2014 Highlights:
  • 2nd Stage 2 Tour of Szeklerland
  • 2nd Moldovan National Championship Road Race
  • 3rd Moldovan National Championship Time Trial Race
  • 5th GC Tour of Szeklerland
  • 6th Mountains Classification Tour of Szeklerland
  • 9th Stage 4 Grand Prix of Adygeya
  • 9th Stage 1 Tour of Szeklerland

“Be strong in any situation and continue to go despite all difficulties”


Gavin Mannion

Personal Info:
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 5’9” 
  • Weight: 130 lbs  
  • Strengths:  Climbing, Sprinting 
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Sour Cherry 
  • Favorite Sport Beans® Flavor: Pomegranate 
2014 Highlights:
  • 8th Sea Otter Classic Road Race
  • 10th Stage 1 Tour of Utah 
  • 12th Sea Otter Classic Criterium
  • 17th GC Sprint Redlands Bicycle Classic
  • 19th Stage 4 US Pro Cycling Challenge
  • 19th USA Cycling National Road Race Championships
  • 20th TD Bank Mayors Cup Criterium

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we can chase perfection we can catch excellence”


Angus Morton

Personal Info:
  • Age: 25
  • Height:  5’11”
  • Weight:  163
  • Strengths:  All-Around
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Pina Colada 
  • Favorite Sport Beans® Flavor: Watermelon 
2014 Highlights
  • 3rd GC Jelajah Malaysia
  • 3rd Stage 1 Jelajah Malaysia
  • 16th Stage 2 Jelajah Malaysia  

“Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don’t plan it. Don’t wait for it. Just let it happen.”


Lachlan Morton

Personal Info:
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5’11”  
  • Weight: 136 lbs 
  • Strengths: Climbing  
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:  Toasted Marshmallow 
  • Favorite Sport Beans® Flavor:  Juicy Pear
2014 Highlights:
  • 20th Youth Classification Tour de I’Ain

“Ride for your own reasons.”

Nicolae Tanovitchii

Personal Info:
  • Age: 20
  • Height:  6’
  • Weight:  161 lbs
  • Strengths:  Time Trials, Hills
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Sunkist Orange
  • Favorite Sport Beans® Flavor:  Lemon Lime
2014 Highlights
  • 1st 18 Trofeo Maria SS Addolorata U23 Elite Road Race Elite
  • 2nd National Championship of Moldova U23 Time Trial
  • 2nd National Championship of Moldova U23 Road Race
  • 3rd Coppa Guinigi - GP Fausto Coppi Elite U23 Road Race
  • 3rd 50 Circuitio Valle Del Resco-Vaggio U23 Elite Road Race
  • 4th 24 Memorial Morgan Capretta Campionato Regionale Elite U23
  • 4th 46 GP Chianti Colline D'Elsa-Gambassi Terme Elite U23
  • 5th 31 Coppa Citta' Di Verucchio Campionato Regionale Elite U23
  • 8th 25 Trofeo Secondo Marziali-Monte Urano Elite U23
  • 10th 30 GP Citta' Di Montegranaro Elite U23

“Sport is motion, motion is Life!”


  Returning Riders:

Johnathan Freter

Personal Info:
2014 Highlights:
  • 1st Stage 3 Tour of St. Louis Criterium
  • 1st Points Race Ohio State Track Champion
  • 1st Elimination Race Ohio State Track Champion
  • 2nd Scratch Race USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals
  • 3rd Young Riders GC Nature Valley Grand Prix
  • 3rd Glencoe Grand Prix
  • 4th Young Rider GC Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 5th Individual Pursuit USA Cycling Collegiate Track Championships
  • 8th USA Cycling Collegiate National Road Race
  • 10th USA Cycling U-23 National Road Race Championships
  • 12th GC Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 1st Johnny Appleseed Road Race
  • 3rd Individual Pursuit USA Cycling Collegiate Track Championships
  • 3rd Madeira Criterium and 5K
  • 4th Welsh Hills Road Race 
  • 4th Indy Criterium Cycling Race
  • 5th Richmond Criterium
  • 7th USA Cycling Collegiate National Road Race
  • 11th Tour de Grandview Criterium
  • 11th USA Cycling U-23 National Road Race Championships

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." – Albert Einstein


Steve Fisher

Personal Info:
  • Age: 41
  • Height: 5'6''
  • Weight: 122 lbs
  • Strengths: All Around
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Pina Colada
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Juicy Pear
2014 Highlights:
  • 1st White Spot Delta Road Race
  • 1st King of the Mountains Jersey Mount Hood Cycling Classic
  • 1st GC Baker City Cycling Classic
  • 4th Bucks County Classic Road Race
  • 2nd Second Ascent Ballard Criterium
  • 3rd Tour de Dung #2 Road Race
  • 3rd Stage 5 Tour of the Gila Sprint 
  • 3rd Tacoma Twilight Criterium 
  • 6th Stage 6 North Star Gran Prix 
  • 6th MK Delta Criterium
  • 8th Tour de Murrieta Time Trial
  • 10th Littleton Criterium

"Work hard in silence, let success make the noise."


Jacob Rathe

​Personal Info:
  • Age: 23
  • Height: 6'1''
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Strengths: Sprints, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Pomegranate Cosmo
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Lemon Lime
2014 Highlights:
  • 5th Stage 7 Tour of Britain
  • 6th Stage 1 Tour of California
  • 1st Mason Lake Race Series #2
  • 1st Mason Lake Race Series #3
  • 2nd Stage 4 Tour of Walla Walla
  • 4th Stage 3 Redlands Bicycle Classic
  • 5th Stage 1 Redlands Bicycle Classic
  • 6th Stage 5 Redlands Bicycle Classic
  • 7th US National Road Race
  • 8th Stage 3 Tour of Walla Walla 
  • 9th Parx Philly Cycling Classic
  • 10th Stage 3 San Dimas Stage Race
  • 10th GC Tour of Walla Walla
  • 11th Stage 8 Amgen Tour of California
  • 11th Stage 4 USA Pro Cycling Challenge 
  • 11th Stage 2 San Dimas Stage Race
  • 12th Stage 7 Amgen Tour of California
  • 15th Stage 5 Amgen Tour of California

"Take what’s yours!"


Freddie Rodriguez

Personal Info:
  • Age: 41
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 152 lbs
  • Strengths: Sprinting
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Cappuccino
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Extreme Watermelon
2014 Highlights:
  • 1st U.S. National Road Race Championships
  • 7th Overall Nature Valley Grand Prix
  • 8th Stage 6 USA Pro Challenge
  • 8th Stage 2 Tour of the Gila
  • 9th Stage 1 Tour of Utah
  • 4th Stage 5 North Star Gran Prix
  • 17th Stage 4 Amgen Tour of California

"Never say never."


Andrew Sjogren

Personal Info:
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Strengths: Criteriums, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Juicy Pear
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Orange
2014 Highlights:
  • 5th Ontario Grand Prix
  • 6th Dana Point GP
  • 4th NOW Energy Bar Criterium
  • 15th Ontario Gran Prix Series 2
  • 19th Ontario Gran Prix Series 4

"Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep balanced you must keep moving." –Albert Einstein