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     2018 Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by MAXXIS

Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis returns for its 19th season under the same title sponsorship and management, furthering its record as the longest-running professional cycling team in the United States. 

The 2018 roster includes returning riders Ben Wolfe, Jacob Rathe, Keegan Swirbul, Taylor Shelden, and Ulises Castillo.      

Joining them are Steve Fisher, Jack Burke, Rene Corella, Matteo Jorgenson, Cormac McGeough, and Curtis White. Riders will again ride under seasoned cycling veteran and team manager Danny Van Haute.  

Van Haute and the team begin training camp in February, where team officials will evaluate the talents of this dynamic team. 

Here are some of their initial expectations: 

• Jacob Rathe was overall winner of Tour of Xingtai in 2017 and is racing with a renewed enthusiasm. 

• Last year, Keegan Swirbul successfully overcame injury to return to top-level competition. He is one to watch whenever the road goes up, and a true original off the bike. 

• Curtis White arrives straight from a breakout CX season which was highlighted by his second place finish at NBX Gran Prix of Cross in Warwick, Rhode Island.    

• In 2014, Steve Fisher made his Continental road debut with the team.  Always a threat in a bunch sprint, Fisher has developed into a capable and impressive stage race rider. 

Van Haute looks forward to continued analysis at camp.  

The team is a fan favorite and famous for giving away Jelly Belly jelly bean samples to the fans they meet at races and along the way during travel and training rides. Riders’ favorite Jelly Belly bean flavors span the range from Watermelon to Very Cherry and Blueberry, but most agree their favorite Sport Beans flavors to work into their fueling regimens are Green Apple and Berry.

Jelly Belly Cycling presented by Maxxis riders use the simple carbohydrates and electrolytes in Jelly Belly’s clinically proven sports performance Sport Beans to fuel them through races and training rides.   

Learn more about riders and the team, and stay connected to and follow our 2018 adventures at jellybellycycling.com.


New in 2018:

Jack Burke

“We will never be here again.”

Rene Corella

“A negative mind will never give you a positive life.”

Steve Fisher

“Work hard in silence, let success make the noise.”

Matteo Jorgenson

“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet” – Bob Dylan

Lionel Mawditt

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." - Marianne Williamson

Cormac McGeough

“I asked a great rider one time how to ride a time trial: You go out to the turn as fast as you can and then you come back even faster” –Tosh Lavery

Curtis White

“Find something you love, and give it all you got”

  Returning Riders:

Ulises Castillo

“The success of life is not always to win, but never to lose heart.”

Jacob Rathe

“So many of our dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.” -Christopher Reeve

Taylor Shelden

“If you work hard good things will happen.” –Charles Gwynn Sr.

Keegan Swirbul

"Take chances."

Ben Wolfe

“No bad days, just bad attitudes.”