Vancouver, BC – The DCBank Pro Cycling Team welcomes Canadians Josh Kropf, Jake Cullen and Thomas Schellenberg to the 2019 team.
All three riders are coming from the former Applewood Garneau Cycling Team that has provided the development platform for each of these riders to take the next step into the UCI Continental scene.
Josh Kropf, an all-rounder, is a former U15 National TT Champion, 2015 Saskatchewan Provincial Crit Champion and current 2018 BC Provincial Road Champion. “I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this team and I look forward to working hard to continue to develop in the sport and help my teammates in every capacity,” stated Kropf.
Jake Cullen, a breakaway specialist and climber, has shown his potential as he was among the Semi-Finalists of the 2017 Zwift Academy and winner of Race the Ridge from a solo move over the last 100kms. “I’m extremely excited to be joining the team for the 2019 season. Since I began racing, I’ve always seen the M1 Project as sort of a “home team,” so getting the chance now to race on the team in 2019 is amazing,” exclaimed Cullen.
Thomas Schellenberg, an all-rounder and climber, will be one of five U23 riders on the team. He represented Canada at the 2018 U19 Road World Championships in Innsbruck Austria, was 2nd at U19 Canadian Crit Championships and was the top Junior at the 2018 Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage Race. “I am very excited to have been given the opportunity to race with this team. I look forward to working with a great group of riders in the 2019 season, learning from the more experienced riders and under Maxime’s leadership” said Schellenberg.
The team is excited to have these three young Canadian riders join the DCBank Pro Cycling Team. All three riders bring key strengths to the team that will help the team win races in 2019.
Stay tuned for further rider announcements as the team gears up for 2019.