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     2016 Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by MAXXIS

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 Green Apple to Very Cherry to Blueberry, but most agree their favorite Sport Beans flavors are Juicy Pear and Extreme Pomegranate (caffeinated).

Jelly Belly Candy Company has renewed their title sponsorship of Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS through the 2017 season. Already the longest-running title sponsorship in U.S. pro cycling, the extension takes the relationship through its 18th season. 

"This kind of stability allows the program to contract riders with a degree of certainty," said Director Danny Van Haute. "Domestic cycling rarely has an organization with this level of dependability."

Returning riders include Lachlan and Gus Morton, Jacob Rathe, Alexander Braico, Josh Berry and Taylor Shelden. New signings include Jordan Cheyne, Chris Putt, Mike Sheehan, Ulises Castillo and the return of powerhouse Ben Wolfe, who rode with Jelly Belly as a neo-pro. 

Jelly Belly plans to race numerous NRC events in the U.S. including The Redlands Bicycle Classic 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.

For race results and the most current team news, check out jellybellycycling.com.


New in 2016:

Ulises Castillo

Personal Info:
  • Age: 24
  • Weight: 161 lbs  
  • Strengths:  Sprinting 
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Chili Mango
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Pomegranate
2015 Highlights:
  • 1st GC Tour of Murrieta
  • 3rd  Stage 4 Redlands Bicycle Classic 
  • 6th Stage 3 Vuelta Mexico

Jordan Cheyne

Personal Info:
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 5’11” 
  • Weight: 135 lbs  
  • Strengths:  Time Trials, Climbing 
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Chocolate Pudding
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Watermelon
2015 Highlights:
  • 1st GC Devo Stage Race
  • 1st GC Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race 
  • 2nd GC Green Mountain Stage Race
  • 3rd Stage 3 Tour de Beauce Time Trial
  • 3rd Mountains Classification Gran Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
  • 4th Canadian Nationals Time Trial
  • 6th GC Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 9th Stage 1 Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
  • 11th Stage 2 Tour de Beauce

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henry David Thoreau


Chris Putt

Personal Info:
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5’6"
  • Weight: 125 lbs
  • Strengths: Climbing
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Very Cherry
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Watermelon
2015 Highlights
  • 18th USA National U23 Road Championships 
  • 30th GC Tour de Beauce

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” -Yogi Berra


Mike Sheehan

Personal Info:
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Strengths: Sprinting, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Sour Apple
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Berry
2015 Highlights
  • 1st Mutual of Enumclaw Criterium
  • 1st Mutual of Enumclaw Time Trial
  • 1st Sprint Jersey Competition Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 1st Houston Grand Criterium
  • 1st Stage 2 Tour of Corsicana
  • 2nd Stage 4 North Star Grand Prix
  • 3rd USA National Criterium Championships
  • 3rd Stage 1 North Star Grand Prix
  • 3rd GC Mutual of Enumclaw
  • 6th Stage 3 North Star Grand Prix Criterium
  • 8th Stage 3 North Star Grand Prix Time Trial
  • 9th Cascade Cycling Classic Criterium
  • 12th USA National Road Race Championships
  • 12th Cascade Cycling Classic Road Race
  • 13th Stage 2 Joe Martin Stage Race
  • 17th Stage 3 Joe Martin Stage Race

“Some days you’re the hammer, some days you’re the nail. Keep hammering!”


Ben Wolfe

Personal Info:
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Weight: 190 lbs
  • Strengths: Time Trials, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Very Cherry
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Extreme Watermelon
2015 Highlights:
  • 1st Green Mountain Stage Race Time Trial
  • 1st Green Mountain Stage Race Criterium
  • 1st Boulevard Road Race
  • 3rd Stage 2 Cascade Cycling Classic
  • 3rd Stage 4 Tour of Namur Belgium Time Trial
  • 9th USA U23 National Time Trial Championships
  • Alternate USA 2015 Worlds Time Trial

"We all put on cycling shorts one leg at a time, come say hi!"


  Returning Riders:

Joshua Berry

Personal Info:
  • Age: 25
  • Height: 6’1” 
  • Weight: 155 lbs  
  • Strengths:  Sprints, Breakaways 
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Watermelon
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Berry
2015 Highlights:
  • 2nd Tucson Bicycle Classic Time Trial
  • 11th Redlands Bicycle Classic Criterium
  • 11th Tucson Bicycle Classic Circuit Race
  • 17th GC Tucson Bicycle Classic

“A wreck is as hard as you make it.” –Greg Randolph


Alex Braico

Personal Info:
  • Age: 27
  • Height: 6’3”
  • Weight: 140 lbs
  • Strengths: Hills, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Blueberry
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Juicy Pear
2015 Highlights:
  • 1st Best Colorado Rider Classification USA Pro Challenge
  • 7th GC North Star Grand Prix
  • 8th Stage 3 North Star Grand Prix Road Race
  • 10th Stage 5 North Star Grand Prix Road Race
  • 10th Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
  • 11th Stage 1 USA Pro Challenge
  • 11th Stage 3 USA Pro Challenge
  • 11th Stage 6 North Star Grand Prix Road Race
  • 12th Redlands Bicycle Classic Criterium
  • 13th Redlands Bicycle Classic Road Race
  • 14th North Star Grand Prix Criterium
  • 15th GC Redlands Bicycle Classic
  • 19th GC USA Pro Challenge
  • 19th Overall USA NRC rider standings

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


Angus Morton

Personal Info:
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5’11”
  • Weight: 163 lbs
  • Strengths: All-Around
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Pina Colada
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Green Apple
2015 Highlights:
  • 4th Stage 3 Tour de Beauce
  • 7th Australian National Road Race Championships
  • 14th Stage 1 Tour of Alberta  

“Always, always, always drink from the fountain of youth.”


Lachlan Morton

Personal Info:
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 5’11”  
  • Weight: 136 lbs 
  • Strengths: Climbing  
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Buttered Popcorn
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Lemon Lime
2015 Highlights:
  • 2nd Youth Classification Tour of Utah
  • 3rd Mountains Classification Amgen Tour of California
  • 4th Stage 3 Tour of the Gila
  • 5th GC USA Pro Challenge
  • 6th Stage 2 USA Pro Challenge
  • 7th Stage 7 Tour of Utah
  • 9th GC Tour de Beauce
  • 10th Stage 4 USA Pro Challenge
  • 10th Youth Classification Tour of the Gila
  • 11th Stage 1 Herald Sun Tour
  • 12th Stage 5 USA Pro Challenge
  • 12th Stage 6 Tour of Utah
  • 12th Stage 4 Tour de Beauce
  • 14th Stage 3 Tour of Alberta
  • 14th Stage 5 Tour de Beauce
  • 17th Stage 5 Tour of Utah
  • 18th GC Herald Sun Tour
  • 20th World Team Time Trial Championships
  • 20th Stage 1 Tour of the Gila
  • 20th Stage 4 Herald Sun Tour

"Ride how you like."


Jacob Rathe

​Personal Info:
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6'1''
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Strengths: Sprints, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Pomegranate Cosmo
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Juicy Pear
2015 Highlights:
  • 1st Cherry Pie Road Race
  • 5th Stage 5 Redlands Bicycle Classic Road Race
  • 9th Stage 1 Redlands Bicycle Classic Circuit Race

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


Taylor Shelden

Personal Info:
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 6’
  • Weight: 152 lbs
  • Strengths: Time Trials, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor: Licorice
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor: Lemon Lime
2015 Highlights:
  • 1st Colorado State Time Trial Championships
  • 1st Superior Morgul Time Trial
  • 10th USA Amateur National Road Race Championships
  • 12th Stage 1 USA Pro Challenge
  • 14th Stage 5 USA Pro Challenge
  • 15th USA Amateur National Time Trial Championships

"I wanna go fast!"