Cocoa Elite is proud to be a sponsor of The Kelly Benefit Strategies/Lateral Stress Velo Men’s (KBS/LSV) domestic elite team for the 2016 season!
KBS/LSV is based in Baltimore, MD but draws its riders from across the Mid-Atlantic. They are noted for taking pride in recruiting riders as they join the elite ranks and helping them develop additional skills needed to become a more successful racer. Over the history of their program, they have promoted 13 riders to the professional ranks, which is a goal KBS/LSV strives to continuously improve upon.
KBS/LSV races across the country; from South Carolina to Vermont, from Washington, DC to California. Their typical race season is from March through September each year. They focus primarily on road races and criteriums, although from time to time their riders jump into mountain bike and cyclocross races.
Achieving podium finishes is no stranger to the KBS/LSV team. In 2015, the team had over 80 top-ten finishes and won 26 races. Clearly an indication of the team-building character that is instilled within its core.
Some highlights from their 2015 season are:
- 1st General Classification and King of the Mountains jersey at the Green Mountain Stage Race
- Time Trial champions in every state/district where KBS/LSV have riders (Virginia, Mid-Atlantic, Pennsylvania, New York, New England)
- 1st and 5th in the Mid-Atlantic Road Race Championships
- 1st Kelly Cup
- 1st Tour of the Battenkill
- 2nd Elite Amateur National Time Trial Championships
- 5th and 6th Elite Amateur National Individual Time Trial Championships
- 8th Elite Amateur National Criterium Championships
- 9th and Most Courageous Rider jersey at the Air Force Classic NCC
The 2016 season will see KBS/LSV continue to target select national level races while also aggressively competing at high level local and regional races.
2016 Kelly Benefit Strategies/LSV Elite Team Roster:
- Andrew Seitz
- Ben Fogle
- Chris Jones
- Curtis Winsor
- Dakota Schaeffer
- Dan Tokarczyk
- Sean Gardner
- Taylor Pearman
We proudly welcome The Kelly Benefit Strategies/Lateral Stress Velo Men’s (KBS/LSV) domestic elite team to our team of ambassadors