As we enter our third year on the UCI circuit, our team, The Pony Shop p/b KPMG is proud to welcome three new riders: Erica Zaveta (Brevard, NC), Courtney Reed (Evanston, IL), and Rory Jack (Chicago, IL), who will join 2017 and 2018 team member, Andrew Giniat (Asheville, NC).
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In two seasons, Courtney Tanner has gone from a promising cat 3 to podiuming in the cat 1 races of Chicago’s famous Chicago Cyclocross Cup. Already a consistent winner in singlespeed and masters’ races, Tanner is looking to branch into UCI racing under the tutelage of Giniat and Zaveta, and we are thrilled to see what she can do this season.
Andrew Giniat, one of the original team members, returns in 2019 to improve upon his 16th place finish at Pro Nationals in Louisville, KY last year. After two UCI seasons and numerous top-10 UCI finishes, Giniat is searching for that elusive UCI podium this fall.
Rory Jack is looking for more UCI racing experience after demonstrating huge potential by finishing on the lead lap in the C1 at Cincinnati last fall and 8th at singlespeed nationals. Famous for stopping in Chicago in the middle of a cross-country bike tour and winning the elite races in a button-down, Jack is looking to add lots of UCI points to his resume in 2019.
Zaveta joins the team after two successful seasons with Garneau-Easton. She had an awesome 2018 campaign with two UCI wins, three additional UCI podiums, and a solid block of racing in Europe. She was second only to The Pony Shop’s Lily Williams at the NCGP in Hendersonville last winter and has her sights set on winning her local UCI race in 2019.
In 2019 The Pony Shop (Evanston, IL) returns as title sponsor with professional services firm, KPMG, presenting the team. Cannondale, SRAM, and ZIPP return for bikes, groupsets, and wheelsets. For the second year, Champion System provides custom cyclocross-specific kit, and Carborocket is on board with delicious nutrition. Bike Index returns for a second year to promote free bike registration and Crankbrothers return to help us clip in. New to the team in 2019 are Abus cycling helmets and locks, Tenspeed Hero socks, and Donnelly tires. We’re thrilled to rock all of this great equipment, which makes our jobs of racing pretty easy.
Photos by Icon Media Asheville.