Ouch Pro Cycling Team pres. by Maxxis
|Team Name: Team OUCH Presented by Maxxis |
Team Website: www.teamouch.com
2009 Roster: 11 riders
Bikes Used: Kuota Bicycles
2008 Highlights (as Team Health Net):Riders finished first overall in the Tour of Taiwan, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic and Joe Martin Stage Race. Riders took first and second overall in the Nature Valley Grand Prix. A rider finished first overall in the NRC individual standings and the team finished first overall in the NRC team standings, for the fifth consecutive year. Twenty-seven total stage, overall and one-day race victories and 73 total podium appearances.
About Team OUCH Presented by MaxxisThe new OUCH Presented by Maxxis team is a revamped version of the Health Net Pro Cycling Team, which has been North America’s top professional team since 2004. The squad returns five core riders from the 2008 Health Net team, including NRC champion Rory Sutherland. The team will continue as a UCI Continental-registered team, focusing on a domestic calendar similar to the Health Net team’s schedule.
Look for well-known talent Floyd Landis, who will race this season for this new domestic squad. Other 2009 riders to watch are Tim Johnson, Roman Kilun, Karl Menzies and John Murphy. This group of riders will look to improve their team classification finish from last year’s Amgen Tour of California, on their way to yet another season as an NRC powerhouse.
Title sponsor is the OUCH Sports Medical Center, based in California. The sports center's co-founder, Dr. Brent Kay, is Landis' personal physician and oversaw his hip resurfacing surgery in 2006. Presenting sponsor Maxxis International produces high performance tires. The team is owned by Momentum Sports Group.