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 2016 highlights include wins at The Army Spring Classic and The Branchbrook Park Series. He also secured 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.
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. Now upgraded to Cat 3, he'll be targeting even more results in his new field.
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. His 2018 results include a 2nd in Central Park after a long breakaway, and with this he moves into our Cat 3 squad.
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 has been an integral part of the team's success at Floyd Bennett Field. He placed in the top-ten 4 times, including 3rd place for a well-earned podium spot, and his tendency for top ten finishes earned him the nickname Top Ten Tan. His move into Cat 3 in 2018 is testament to his consistency.
Taylor was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, and fell in love with road cycling while studying business in college, taking long rides through the farmlands of central Florida. After business school, he moved to Boston to study music, and discovered what riding uphill really meant (Great Blue Hill repeats, anyone?). Now residing on the Upper West Side he gets faster and faster - winning in Central Park and hitting the podium in Prospect Park already since joining DJR. He flew through Cat 4, always towards the front of the pack no matter what the finish, and proved his all round strength at Giro del Cielo - where he took 2nd in all three stages in big fields.