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Notre Dame, IN– The 2015 road season will soon begin when we head down to Clemson, SC for an out-of-conference race in the SECCC on March 7-8 during the first weekend of spring break. We will then head to Blairsville, GA for a week of training in the mountains of North Georgia to prepare for the rest of the season. Defense of the MWCCC DII Team Omnium Title will begin on March 21 at our first conference race at Lindsey Wilson.
This year’s team has a lot of promise with returning men’s A riders John Pratt, Jim Snitzer, and Luke Tilmans leading the way. The women’s B squad will have more depth than any other in Notre Dame history and the other men’s categories have many strong new additions. Stay posted here for updates throughout the 2015 racing season.
Here’s a quick intro to our 2015 roster:
ND Cycling has launched its online team store! All of the remaining inventory from our 2015 order is now available for purchase. To place your order, head on over to:
All available items and sizes are shown on the online store. Please refer to the Hincapie Sizing Chart before placing your order to ensure a proper fit. For questions regarding ordering or anything else, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notre Dame, IN — The 2015 MWCCC road season will start later and feature less races than previous years, but all 5 weekends will include 3 races (either a team or individual time trial, road race, and criterium). The team will head to Georgia for spring break training camp from March 7-15 to prepare for the season. Then,MWCCC racing will kick off, as it traditionally does, at Lindsey Wilson on March 21/22. Due to conference restructuring, the race will for the first time be a dual conference meet for the MWCCC and SECCC. The Irish will next head to the races co-hosted by Michigan State and Michigan on March 28/29. After Easter Break, the regular season will continue with races at Purdue on April 11/12 and Lindenwood on April 18/19. Notre Dame Cycling will bring the regional championships back to South Bend on April 25/26 after previously hosting it in 2012. The 2015 road season will finish in Asheville, NC at the Collegiate Road National Championships on May 8-10.
|March 21/22||Lindsey Wilson||TTT, RR, Crit||MWCCC/SECCC Dual Conference|
|March 28/29||Michigan/Michigan State||ITT, RR, Crit||MWCCC|
|April 11/12||Purdue||TTT, RR, Crit||MWCCC|
|April 18/19||Lindenwood||TTT, RR, Crit||MWCCC|
|April 25/26||Notre Dame||TTT, RR, Crit||MWCCC Regionals|
|May 8-10||Asheville, NC||TTT, ITT, RR, Crit||Nationals|
With Notre Dame student athletes preparing for finals week, now is a perfect time to remember the history of ND Cycling.
Led by senior captain Nathaniel Lee, the 2012 Irish cycling squad was arguably the most complete in school history. 10 riders from this team would race in the A category before their careers concluded, with upperclassmen Joseph Magro, Douglas Ansel, Andrew O’Donnell, Brian Hurley, Patrick Handy, Carolyn McCann, and Brian Boyle, forming an experienced core. The team was augmented by current MWCCC defending champion John Pratt’s sparkling freshman season, and also saw the emergence of transfer Luke Tilmans coincide with the beginning of freshmen James Snitzer and Michael Chifala’s decorated ND careers. David Pratt, and August Kunkel both won races for Notre Dame that spring, while Phil Palmon, Patrick Handy, Josh Corcoran, and Rob Piscatelli all scored multiple top 5’s for the team. When the dust settled at the first ever MWCCC Conference Championships to be held in South Bend, Notre Dame had amassed 15 individual and team wins throughout the season, with an unprecedented 50 top 5’s. Easily reclaiming the school’s second MWCCC DII team crown, Joe Magro also collected his second MWCCC individual title. To cap the 2012 season, Notre Dame Cycling was named the Notre Dame student club of the year, in recognition of their partnership with the Ara Parsegian Medical Research Foundation, charity initiatives throughout the South Bend Community, and work to bring corporate sponsorship to ND club sports.
Since 2012, Notre Dame’s cycling program has continued to grow, and the 2015 spring season promises to bring even more excitement to the ND community. With the largest women’s team in years, and multiple National Championship qualifiers returning, the 2015 team has high hopes to bring home the school’s 5th consecutive conference team title!
Bloomingdale, IL — On Saturday, November 15, 1st year graduate student Andrew Koch represented the cycling Irish in the collegiate B race at Hilton Indian Lakes. The race was part of the Chicago Cyclocross Cup. Due to good results at previous races, Koch started in the front and never looked back. His win marked the first of the 2014-2015 season for Notre Dame. Despite having already raced, he also competed in the category 4/5 race immediately afterwards and took an impressive 3rd place. Koch is a new addition to the team after graduating from Furman University last year and coming to ND for a Masters in Sacred Music. He will also be competing on the road, starting in the Bs this coming spring.
The 2015 pre-order has closed. Check back in late-January for extra inventory we will have for sale.
For questions regarding the ordering process or anything else, please email email@example.com.
|Velocity (race fit) Jersey||$110.00|
|Axis Rx (club fit) Jersey||$95.00|
|Velocity Long-Sleeve Jersey||$110.00|
|Element Windtex Polar Jacket||$120.00|
|Element Windtex Vest||$75.00|
|Velocity Long-Sleeve Skinsuit||$130.00|
|Element Arm Warmer||$33.00|
|Element Knee Warmer||$33.00|
|Element Rain Shoe Cover||$35.00|
|Velocity Race Glove||$30.00|
|High Cut Socks (5″ Cuff)||$8.00|
During every home football weekend for the past few years, the Notre Dame Cycling Team has offered the pedal cab service to campus visitors. It is one of our premier fundraisers for funding travel, lodging, and other expenses for our racing season. This year we are teaming up with the Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation and donating 10% of all the money we raise to this great cause.
“The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding medical research projects to find a treatment for Niemann-Pick Type C (NP-C) disease. The Parseghian Foundation is named in honor of Ara Parseghian, the much beloved and well-known Notre Dame Football Coach, whose three youngest grandchildren were diagnosed with NP-C in 1994.”
Top 5 reasons you should take a ride on the Cycling Team pedal cab:
Next time you are on campus for a home football game, look for one of our 2 pedal cabs!
South Bend, IN — Notre Dame men’s cyclist Jim Snitzer (Jr) captured USA Cycling Academic All-Star honors when USA Cycling announced its 2014 team today. Described as an award seeking to recognize “those that go above and beyond by achieving top grades in the classroom while also competing at USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships”, Snitzer was one of 41 riders selected from 22 different schools. In order to achieve Academic All-Star status, an athlete must have attended a USA Collegiate Cycling National Championship in the specified term for that honor and have maintained a 3.5 or higher GPA for the semester during which the nationals event falls.
A Physics Pre-Med student at Notre Dame, Snitzer finished 2nd in the 2014 Midwest Conference DII standings, and was a member of Notre Dame’s bronze medal Team Time Trial squad at the 2014 National Championship held in Richmond, VA. In 2013, Snitzer also scored a 12th place finish in his national championship debut. Serving as team president during the 13/14 school year, Snitzer is an instrumental member of ND Cycling, both on and off the bike.
As a member of the inaugural class of Collegiate Academic All-Stars, Snitzer is the first Notre Dame student athlete to be awarded this honor.
Pictured (from left to right):
Top- Brennan Lanier, Mike Lorenzen, Jon Leslie, Andrew O’Donnell, Devin Stalker, Sarah Cullen, Emma-Kate Conlin
Bottom- Jason Koncsol, Luke Tilmans, Doug Ansel, August Kunkel, Tom Frederick, John Pratt, David Berno, Jim Snitzer, James Pratt
Josh Corcoran, Paige Handy, Sam Melgar K, Joe Mueller