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 and in 2016 he gained altitude considerably, racing the Haute Route Pyranees, climbing 20,000+m over seven consecutive stages.
Raphael consistently found the top ten on his way through Cat 5 in 2017, earning his upgrade into Cat 4 and a spot on the team in the process. He is a lifelong cyclist, supported by his wife and brand new son, and we're thrilled he'll unleashing his incredible power while wearing our kit.
2017 was Mike's first full racing season, which was made all the better by being part of the team. Highlights of the season included a win, supported by his team mates through freezing and wet conditions, at the Bear Mountain Classic (M40+), and joining team mates Ian and Slossy in the top 10 of the general classification at the Killington Stage Race (M34+). He's looking forward to another great year of racing with the team in 2018.
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.
2018 will be Santiago's 8th 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 with teammate Paul.
Brook connected with his now DJ teammates while riding in Dutchess County, where he lives. After a short foray into triathlons, he has settled in to race on his bike and will be working in the pack to put himself and his teammates in position for the win. He closed out his Cat 5 career with a commanding win in Central Park, and adds solid power to our Cat 4 squad.
Mart de Graaf
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. Career highlights include 2nd M4/5 in the Rockleigh Criterium, and solid results at Branchbrook.
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. His consistency at Floyd Bennett Field in 2017 earned him 3rd in the overall Master's Leaders Series. He joined the team for one reason: Dave.
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.
Rob is happy as long as the road is pointing up, and has been an integral part of DJR since 2009. After skipping a large part of the 2017 season to ride up (and down) mountains in the Alps, he aims to return during the 2018 season, focusing on hilly races, such as the Capital Road Race in Albany. Off the bike he’s a successful music and audio producer.
J Peter Donald
An adrenaline junkie at heart, Peter began cycling seriously in 2012 and has since completed a two-hundred mile charity ride across Massachusetts for cancer research annually. Donald comes to DJR to race competitively in the 2018 season. While not on the bike, Peter helps better reputation, communicate, and ensure good work gets recognized.
Mark was enthralled by cycling from an early age, mesmerized by riders such as Bernard Hinault and Marco Pantani. He was born and raised in Liverpool, England. Mark moved to New York in 1999 to continue his career as a graphic designer, now with over 20 years of branding experience. He has applied his creative vision and artful hand to some of the world's most recognized companies and brands around the globe, such as Diageo, PepsiCo, Tiger Woods, Reebok, Muhammed Ali, Daimler Chrysler, Reebok, The Australian Rugby Union, and Specialized Bicycle Components.