Stalin started racing for DJR in 2014. Our lead elite racer, he was the 2015 Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup Champion; he finished 3rd at the 2015 Tour of Somerville Cycling Classic, and took to the podium again for a 2nd at the 2015 Dave Jordan Central Park Classic. In 2016 he put together a brilliant season, repeating as Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup Champion, and also claiming both the Overall Competition and the Sprint Competition for the I WILL FOUNDATION FBF Tuesday Night Racing series. To wrap up 2016, the CRCA named him Boyd Cup Elite Men's Champion. On the national level he placed 6th in the AFA Cycling Classic Crystal Cup Criterium and 6th in the Dominican Republic Elite National Championships.
Tony has been an integral part of DJR since the early days of the team. Over his impressive 30-year career he has raced internationally, winning national championships in Jamaica, and he is a former US National Road Champion. He placed fourth in the 2013 Masters US National Road Championship and claimed the 2013 New York State Criterium Championship. In 2016 he placed 2nd in the USA Cycling Masters Criterium National Championship.
Jason bolstered our elite team when he joined at the beginning of 2015. He comes to DJR with experience racing in international events such as the Vuelta Independence Nacional Republica Dominicana. He provides expert and consistent support throughout the race, bringing his team mates to the line in podium position.
Lynn is a three-time Antigua and Barbuda National Champion with a depth of international racing experience. His positioning and fast, dynamic sprint style earns him results such as the 2014 Masters New York State Criterium Championship. In 2016 he was the Antigua and Barbuda National Road Champion and the Castelli NY Cycling Series Sprint Competition Winner.
Alan is Team Director of Rider Development for DJR. He is a USA Cycling Level 2 Cycling Coach and Certified Skills Instructor. He is also an accomplished Cat 2 racer in road, track, and cyclocross, with several top ten finishes in Pro 1/2 and masters events. Alan's wife, Sandy, is Team Senior Administrator, and their mighty Yorkie, Rocky, is our secret weapon.
Much of the success of our elite team since 2013 can be attributed to Franklin's unselfish support for his team mates in every race. He is the ultimate workhorse, utilizing his power and race smarts to set up the team for top results. In addition, he consistently pays off with individual results such as claiming the overall KOM jersey in the 2014 Lucarelli & Castaldi Cup series.
David has ridden on both junior and espoir US national teams. He has raced with Sakonnet Technology, Nerac Pro Cycling, and Yawadoo-ABM-TV-Vlaanderen.
Colin has had great success on the track, competing in the World Series of Cycling at Lehigh Valley Velodrome, as well as on our local Kissena Velodrome in Queens. He has won multiple State Championships and two Elite National Championship medals.
Mim upgraded to Cat 2 in only her second season racing, and has steadily added more wins and podiums to her palmeres. She opened the 2016 season winning twice in Central Park. She sprinted for 2nd place at the CRCA Grants Tomb Criterium and again grabbed 2nd at the CRCA Lucarelli & Castaldi Orchard Beach Criterium. Her list of podiums and top-ten placings throughout the summer include 1st at Rockland Lake and 4th at the CRCA Hincapie Classic in Memory of Lou Maltese.
Wasting no time in her first season racing as a Cat 4, Sasha won the Lou Maltese Memorial, Lime Rock Grand Prix, and Tour de Millersburg Crit in addition to podium finishes in the CRCA Women's Development Series. And wasting no time in 2016 as a Cat 3, she won twice in Central Park, repeated her win at the Lime Rock Grand Prix, podiumed at the Giro del Cielo and powered to 8th for the Tour de Millersburg GC.
The description that comes to mind for Maria's 2016 season is: rock solid. Altogether she podiumed 5 times, took top-five placings 10 times, and added to that 6 top-tens. Highlights include 6th in the GC for the Green Mountain Stage Race, 2nd W 45+ in the New York State Criterium Championships, and 3rd W3/4 in the Tour of the Hilltowns. As to her particular strengths, if you are in a race, hope you don't encounter Maria on a hill.
Simply not enough room to list here the top ten and podium results Shara has earned in 2016, her first full season racing. These include second in the Orchard Beach Criterium and first in the Dave Jordan Central Park Classic. Her upgrade comes as no surprise and she is racing into Cat 3 without looking back.
Elena joined DJR in 2014 and gets stronger every race. In 2016 her top-ten in the RR at the Giro del Cielo helped power the DJ W4 team to a first in the GC. She describes the challenge of cycling as a meditation in motion, and brings an abundance of positive energy to the team.
Chesley went to work in 2016, her first with Dave Jordan Racing. She took a top ten in Central Park and at the CRCA Bear Mountain Classic. The DJR 1st place in the W4 GC at Giro del Cielo was also due in part to her handi(or pedaling)work.
Gabby is not only a seasoned racer but also the 2016 CRCA VP of Racing. This will be her first season as a DJ, where she adds experience and race smarts to our Cat 3 squad.
Sarah hit her first season racing with gale force. She took a win in the CRCA Women's Development Series and a 5th in the mountains at the CRCA Bear Mountain Classic. At the Giro del Cielo she took 3rd W4 General Classification after placing 2nd in the TT, 3rd in the Crit, and 5th in the RR.
In this, her first season racing Bryna racked up top results in a variety of racing formats, showing her strength as an all around racer. She took 2nd in Central Park, 2nd W4 RR in the Tour de Millersburg Stage Race, and 4th W4 at the New Jersey State Criterium Championships.
Kristi brings experience and drive to the DJR Cat 3 squad this year. She joins us after racing in the CRCA since 1995. Her love for rolling circuit races became apparent at the 2016 New Jersey State Crit Championships, where she came in 9th W1/2/3, helping to secure four other top ten placings for her DJR team mates in the same race.
Cheryl has big plans to get involved with all aspects of cycling. She joined DJR at the end of 2015, and has raced road and cross. This year she plans to branch out into track as well.
Meghan has been a professional triathlete since 2012 and is currently balancing training with studying full-time. She's been a member of DJR since 2013.
The brains behind our website, MaryLynne became a member of DJR in 2013 after racing in the CRCA. She's a terrific climber, and her attacking style of racing in the park inspires the team.
Cat 3 Men
Cat 3 Men
Rarely out of the top ten in both park races and crits, Tom’s explosive style landed him fourth at the 2015 Mengoni Grand Prix and 2nd at the 2016 Dave Jordan Central Park Classic. His lightning-fast sprint and ability to be a contender in all kinds of finishes have earned him his well deserved Cat 3 upgrade. He's easily the fastest Englishman on DJR, and we know he's going to kill it Cat 3.
In his second season with DJR Adam developed a knack for crossing the line first and earned an upgrade to Cat 3 as a result. He took two wins at Floyd Bennett Field and another at the Rockleigh Crit. He also proved tough to beat in stage races, taking 2nd M4/5 GC at the Giro del Cielo and 6th M4/5 GC at the Green Mountain Stage Race. In addition to road racing, he also competed for Team USA at the 2016 ITU Triathlon World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico.
Daryl is a talented racer on both the track and the road. He comes to the DJR Elite team after a stellar season in 2015 – where he won the overall KOM jersey in the Lucarelli & Castaldi series.
Erick joined DJR in 2013 as a Cat 4 racer and rapidly moved up to the elite field, competing in almost 30 races in the 2014 season. Along with fulfilling a vital role of support, protecting and positioning our top riders, he is no stranger to the top ten.
As one of the three Aussies on the team, Matt's made a name for himself as a consistently solid performer. In 2015 he won the hotly-contested overall sprint title in the Lucarelli & Castaldi Series. In 2016 he earned a much-deserved upgrade with a 4th in the Dave Jordan Central Park Classic, 2nd in the M4 Masters Killington Stage Race, and an additional flock of top tens, including a victory in CRCA Club Race #6, B Field.
Val burst onto the scene in late 2014 and hasn’t looked back – establishing himself as both a sprinter and breakaway threat. His 2015 highlight was second place at the Jamestown Classic, and he launched his campaign this season with fourth at Grant’s Tomb. Then he went to the top step of the podium at the Army Spring Classic and The Branchbrook Park Series, going on to secure the Overall Sprint Green Jersey at the Killington Stage Race.
We are excited to have John back in the DJR kit after a break of several years. He started racing in 1990 and raced with several teams, even forming his own team before he went on to race with Dave Jordan from 2009-2013. He has great stories to tell about both competing with Dave and racing for him over the years.
Brett's a longtime DJR member, and the cornerstone of our Men's team. He's a classy and powerful sprinter, with top ten results at Bethel and both Central Park and Prospect Park. In 2016 he was a solid presence at Floyd Bennett Field adding to the strong DJR performance in the series. He joined the team for one reason: Dave.
2017 will be Santiago's 7th season as a DJ. He brings a legendary abundance of energy, positivity, and the ability to inflict pain on other cyclists when driving the pace on the front of the bunch. In 2016 he inflicted pain in the mountains-the real mountains-racing the Haute Route Pyrenees, climbing 20,000+m over seven consecutive stages.
An Aussie whose racing career spans a decade and both the USA with DJR and the UK with Kingston Wheelers, Paul’s another one of our climbing specialists. You’ll find him in all the mountainous races, or making the most of hilly upstate New York. In 2015 he took seventh place in the Bear Mountain Classic. In 2016 he gained altitude considerably, racing the Haute Route Pyranees, climbing 20,000+m over seven consecutive stages.
When Nathaniel joined DJR in 2013 and returned to the road, it was the long-awaited next chapter in the racing career he began in the '80s. He was an integral part of the team's success at Floyd Bennett Field in 2016. He placed in the top-ten 4 times, including 3rd place for a well-earned podium spot.
Dan has demonstrated his ability to ascend with strong showings at the Tour of the Catskills (6th in the road race), Tour of the Battenkill, and Bear Mountain Classic (13th). In local circuit races, Dan has proved time and time again to be the ultimate team-player; you'll regularly find him expending energy at the front, jumping in breaks, and shutting down attacks to keep our sprinters fresh for the final 300 meters.
Julius's win at Orchard Beach Crit in 2015 was just the start of his love affair with crit racing. He built on this with top tens at Rockleigh, Giro Del Cielo, White Plains, and Floyd Bennett Field. In his third season for DJR he gained top-ten results at The Nutmeg State State Games Classic Crit and the Rockleigh Crit Series, not to mention a 1st at the Cherry Blossom Challenge.
The ultimate team player, and never one to shy away from initiating a breakaway, if there’s a start line — Wouter’s on it. He is a threat no matter the race format. In 2016 he was in the top-ten twice at Floyd Bennett Field and then again at the Trooper Brinkerhoff and Rockleigh Crit series races.
Matt raced way back in the day (early-mid '90s), took a 10+ year hiatus, and returns now to share the joy of it all with a great team, adding experience and firepower to the DJR lineup. And firepower he needed to score a 4th M4/5 on a rainy day at the 2016 CRCA Bear Mountain Classic. He went on to podium at the Tokeneke Classic Road Race, taking 3rd M4 Masters.
Mart bought a bike in 2014 on a suggestion that he add triathlon to his running. After riding a few laps in Central Park, he never put on his running shoes again. In 2016 he did a few more laps in Central Park for DJR, racing to a solid top ten. He also took to the podium, securing a 2nd M4/5 in the Rockleigh Criterium.
Adam "Junior" is a talented baseball player whose collegiate career was cut short through injury, allowing him to focus his sporting prowess on the bike. He joined the team in 2015 and is currently learning the craft of racing.
Rob is happy as long as the road is pointing up, and has been an integral part of DJR since 2009. His target races are the Capital Road Race in Albany and, of course, the Dave Jordan Central Park Classic. Off the bike he’s a successful music and audio producer.
Greg represents DJR on Staten Island. He's a seasoned racer and a longtime member of DJR, with wins in the Lucarelli & Castaldi cup, and multiple top tens in both crits, circuit races, and road races.
With a background in Krav Maga and superb support from son Seb and wife Celia, Juan is a valued member of the team. This season he supported the strong Dev Men team efforts at FBF and in the Rockleigh Crit Series, landing a top-ten at Rockleigh. When not racing, he can be found drilling it on the Gimbels Ride.
In 2016, his first season racing, Mike has some impressive placings, including a 3rd place in Central Park and a 6th place at the CRCA Hincapie Classic in Memory of Lou Maltese; and those without a team behind him. We look forward to some exciting racing as he supports and is supported by the speedy DJ Dev men.
Another longtime member of DJR, George is the founder of As One Effect, providing off the bike body conditioning to the team. He's also a solid racer himself, with a history in triathlon and endurance events.
Oliver is our mountain bike specialist, with the wins and podiums to prove it, who also can’t get enough of the long and hilly races on the road. He’s been a part of DJR since meeting Dave in 2012, and credits Dave with teaching him to race.
Another longtime member of DJR, Nigel began racing mountain bikes in the mid '90s and made the switch to the road in 2010. Now he’s the brains behind our sponsors Nobletree Coffee, and balances this with family life and cycling.