The 2011/12 Cyclo-Cross season will see Canada's Craig Richey and Great Britain's Gabby Day race for the Renner Custom Cyclo-Cross Team.
Gabby Day (above) will be joined by Craig Richey
Building from the success of sponsoring Gabby Day last season, team manager Gregg Germer has expanded his support to include Canada's Craig Richey.
"I'm really excited to build up from last year's support of Gabby and expand the team to include another rider this year," says Gregg Germer.
"Craig stayed with us at The ChainStay last year and showed incredible dedication to his training and racing. I saw over the season he had the right mentality to succeed in the hard Belgian cross races. His dedication has already shown through with his recent win of the Bastion Square crit, despite doing a full off-season training load. Craig is going to surprise a lot of racers this year."
When asked about Gabby Day, Gregg said: "Gabby was such a great rider to support this past winter. She had her most consistent year to date and despite a rocky start to the year with her crash in Namur, she came on stronger as the year progressed. We talked at the end of the year about ways to improve her weaknesses and build on her strengths. Between Gabby and Craig we will have a very strong duo during the year."
Both Gabby and Craig will start their seasons in the US, with Craig opting to start his season with StarCrossed and Gabby with the Nittany Cross in Pennsylvania. Richey will compete in North America until Canadian Nationals in early November before joining Day over in Europe. Day will compete in the US through to the Gloucester GP before returning to Europe.
The team's principle sponsor, Renner Custom - a new custom clothing company, will be giving 100% of the profits on all orders made before 1 December directly into the Cyclo-Cross team's budget.