Mission Statement
The Century Road Club Association’s Junior Development team is the premier bicycle racing team for riders under the age of 19 in the New York City metropolitan region. The mission of the team is to encourage both participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of bicycle racing. To that end, the program seeks to impart the skills and the knowledge that are necessary to becoming a successful bicycle racer. Physical training, mechanical skills, teamwork, tactics, and race etiquette are just some of the components instilled in these young riders to make them successful racers.

How to join
Juniors can join CRCA for free and can attend CRCA coaching sessions and club races for free without having to do marshal duty.

The requirements and steps to join are as follows:

  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Juniors must first purchase a USA Cycling license using “CRCA” as your club and “Junior Development” as your subteam.
  • Join CRCA, and sign up with the Junior Development Team Director, Matthew Vandivort at openracing[at]crca.net.
  • Then, it’s time to train, learn, and race!

Please contact the Vice President of Rider Development at riderdevelopment[at]crca.net for more information about the program.

Support the team
If you ever rode a bike and remember that joy, consider donating to help a junior experience that same sensation. A tax deductible donation can be made through the Century Road Club Development Foundation to assist in providing the funds necessary for the team’s quality training and racing programs.

Contact riderdevelopment[at]crca.net for other ways to offer support.

2015 Racing Team Roster
The 2014 Racing Team at the CRCA Grant's Tomb Crit

Top L to R: Abe Latorre, Kaan Sarci, John Michael McCann, Galen Xing

Bottom L to R: Justin Strauss, Sam Morkal Williams, Andreas Katehis

The 2014 Racing Team at the CRCA Grant’s Tomb Crit

Top L to R: Abe Latorre, Kaan Sarci, John Michael McCann, Galen Xing

Bottom L to R: Justin Strauss, Sam Morkal Williams, Andreas Katehis

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Gregory Benning

Racing Age 18 from New York City, NY

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Tucker Coburn

Racing Age 18 from Pleasantville, NY

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Abraham Latorre

Racing Age 16 from Blauvelt, NY

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John Michael McCann

Racing Age 17 from New York, NY

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Andrew Petti

Racing Age 15 from Englewood Cliffs, NJ

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Kaan Sarci

Racing Age 17 from Cresskill, NJ

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Eamonn Schnell

Racing Age 17 from Brooklyn, NY

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Justin Strauss

Racing Age 18 from Forest Hills, NY

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Galen Xing

Racing Age 18 from Bronx, NY

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Oliver Yancey

Racing Age 16 from Brooklyn, NY

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Team Director: Matthew Vandivort

CRCA Development Foundation President: David Greenberg

CRCA VP of Rider Development: Anne Marie Miller

2015 Race Schedule
March 14: CRCA Grant’s Tomb Criterium

April 26: Tour of the Battenkill

April : Quabbin Reservoir Classic Road Race

April : Binghamton Circuit Race (USAC Road Devo Race Series)

May 9: CRCA Orchard Beach Criterium

May 10: CRCA Bear Mountain Spring Classic*

May : Syracuse Race Weekend Omnium (USAC Road Devo Race Series)

May 25: Tour of Somerville (USAC National Criterium Calendar)

June 6: CRCA Dave Jordan Central Park Classic

June 14: White Plains Downtown Criterium*

June : New York State Time Trial Championships*

June 27: CRCA Lou Maltese Memorial

June 24-28: USA Cycling Junior Road Nationals

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July : Tour de FCCC (USAC Road Devo Race Series)

July 18: CRCA Mengoni Grand Prix

July : Tour de l’Abitibi

July 31 – August 2: Tour of the Catskills

August 15-16: New York State Track Championships*

August : Chris Thater Memorial (USAC National Criterium Calendar)

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September 4 – 7: Green Mountain Stage Race

September : Tour de Fort Lee

October 12: Jamestown Classic

* denotes a New York State Championship Race

 

The team will also participate in the following race series:

CRCA Club Race Series (Central Park, NY)

Branchbrook Park Spring Series (Newark, NJ)

Rockleigh Criterium Series (Rockleigh, NJ)

Floyd Bennett Field Tuesday Night Race Series (Brooklyn, NY)

Trooper David Brinkerhoff Memorial Race Series (Coxsackie, NY)

Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup (Prospect Park, NY)

Metropolitan Cycling Association Spring Series (citywide)

ECCC Collegiate Races (regional)

Kissena Velodrome Twilight Series (Queens, NY)

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