Team Illuminate (men's team)

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Team Illuminate
Team information
UCI codeILU
RegisteredUnited States
Founded2014 (2014)
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI Continental
WebsiteIlluminate Team home page
Key personnel
General managerChris Johnson[1]
Team name history
2014
2015
2016–
Airgas Cycling
Airgas-Safeway Cycling Team
Team Illuminate

Team Illuminate is an American UCI Continental cycling team established in 2014.[2][2]

Team history[edit]

Team Illuminate grew out of the 2015 Airgas-Safeway team that included 2013 Vuelta a España winner Chris Horner.[3] The team launched the 2016 season with success at the 2.1 rated 2016 Tour of Taiwan[4] Later in the season the team became the first US team to compete in Iran, where US rider Connor McCutcheon captured a stage win and wore the yellow jersey in the 2.1 rated 2016 Tour of Iran[5]

In December 2016, the Illuminate announced that it was adding a UCI Women's Team for the 2017 season.[6]

Team roster[edit]

Men's Team

Rider Date of birth
 Felix Alejandro Baron (COL) (1991-11-07) November 7, 1991 (age 27)
 Connor Brown (USA) (1996-11-09) November 9, 1996 (age 22)
 Jorge Camilo Castiblanco (COL) (1988-11-24) 24 November 1988 (age 30)
 Manuel Cazzaro (ITA) (1991-07-23) July 23, 1991 (age 27)
 Rob Evans (USA) (1978-03-11) March 11, 1978 (age 40)
 Nate King (USA) Unknown
Rider Date of birth
 Martin Laas (EST) (1993-09-15) 15 September 1993 (age 25)
 Connor McCutcheon (USA) (1991-04-13) April 13, 1991 (age 27)
 Brad Neagos (USA) (1989-08-04) August 4, 1989 (age 29)
 Simon Pellaud (SUI) (1992-11-06) November 6, 1992 (age 26)
 Cameron Piper (USA) (1991-10-16) October 16, 1991 (age 27)

Major wins[edit]

2016
Stage 1 Tour of Iran, Connor McCutcheon
2017
Stages 1 & 4 Tour de Taiwan, Edwin Avila
Stage 1 Sibiu Cycling Tour, Edwin Avila
Stage 4 Tour d'Azerbaïdjan, Edwin Avila
Stage 6 Vuelta a Colombia, Griffin Easter
Stage 2 Tour of Rwanda, Simon Pellaud
2018
Points classification Tour of Thailand, Martin Laas
Stages 4, 5 & 6, Martin Laas
Stage 8 Tour of Japan, Martin Laas
Stage 1 Baltic Chain Tour, Martin Laas
Stage 9 Tour of Hainan, Simon Pellaud

National champions[edit]

2016
MaillotAustralia.PNG Australian U23 Time Trial, Callum Scotson
MaillotColombia.PNG Colombian Road Race, Edwin Avila

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malach, Pat (12 April 2016). "A closer look at the American Continental outfits". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b ProCyclingStats. "Airgas Cycling 2014". procyclingstats.com.
  3. ^ Pat Malach. "Horner's Airgas-Safeway teammates motivated by veteran's presence". Cyclingnews.com.
  4. ^ Cycling News. "Team Illuminate launches season with success in Taiwan". Cyclingnews.com.
  5. ^ Alex Doyle. "Racing in unusual places: Illuminate goes to Iran". Velonews.com.
  6. ^ "Illuminate will field women's UCI team in 2017 | Cyclingnews.com". Cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 2017-02-07.