Dan has demonstrated his ability to ascend with multiple strong showings at Bear Mountain, Tokeneke Classic, Tour of the Catskills, and Battenkill. In recent local races he’s finished top 10 in Central Park, Prospect Park, and Grant’s Tomb Criterium. Dan has proven time and time again to be the ultimate team-player; you'll regularly find him in breaking away off the front or shutting down attacks to keep our sprinters fresh. His favorite event of 2017: Castelli Masters Series, helping Coach Alan Buday to secure the KOM jersey.
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.
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.
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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. A highlight in 2016 was a 2nd M4/5 in the Rockleigh Criterium. In early 2017 he is racking up results at the Branchbrook Spring Series, taking a 3rd and 6th place.
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, and the nickname Top Ten Tan.
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.
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.
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.
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, I moved to Boston to study music, which is where I discovered what riding uphill really meant (Great Blue Hill repeats, anyone?). Now residing on the Upper West Side and working in analytics, I've been riding in the NYC area for the past few years, training more and more consistently, and decided this year to dive into racing.
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.
Juan joins DJR off a solid 2016 season, which included a Cat 4 upgrade, a handful of top-ten finishes (Bound Brook Cycling Classic, Nutmeg Classic, Ring of Fire), and a 1st place breakaway finish at the Rockleigh Crit. For 2017 we are glad to have him as a teammate rather than as a competitor.
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.
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 in 2018, focusing on hilly races, such as the Capital Road Race in Albany. Off the bike he’s a successful music and audio producer.
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 racing in our kit now.
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. He splits his time between Brooklyn and rural life in Bovinia, and is our resident coffee expert.