If there was a race circled on the calendar at Stradalli Headquarters before the season started it was the Sea Otter Classic, and the date has finally arrived. The Stradalli group will be joined by mountain bike competitor Bob McCarty, Doug deweese and road racing great Cesar Grajales. This is the 25th anniversary of the Sea Otter Classic, the World’s Premier Cycling Festival and there will be over 10,000 competitors and 65,000 fans in attendance for the weekend. Team owner Tom Steinbacher had this weekend circled on his calendar because he wanted to see how his team would match up against some of the best cyclists in the world. We’ve talked about the offseason moves, we’ve discussed the early season success for the race team, not only in South Florida but all around the country, but for this team the time has come to show what they can do.
This is such a big weekend for us because it’s not just about what the team is going to do, it’s not just how well the riders will do, this is going to be an opportunity for Stradalli as a brand to showcase how far it has come and prove to everyone we are a serious race team. Road, Crit, Mountain and more. If it is a competitive race, we want to be competitive in that race. The team, Sebastian, Ruben, Yosvani and others are in Florida getting ready for Speed Week in Georgia, but this weekend we are joined by Cesar after his huge win at Boulder Rubaix Pro Race and we are excited!”
Along with Bob McCarty and Cesar Grajales, who will be racing in road and circuit races, the team will be joined by Grant Potter. Steinbacher attributes a lot of the early success of the team to the help and support he has gotten from the teams sponsors. DIADORA providing the shoes, JACO Athletics provides additional clothing SAFETTI has provided the uniforms, and Full Speed Ahead (FSA) providing the cranks. This will be one of the most heavily watched race weekends around the cycling world and the team is ready to make an impact. The 25th anniversary of the Sea Otter Classic will feature riders from all around the world and is the perfect opportunity for team Stradalli to turn some heads. They have seen early success this season and with the team getting ready for Speed Week in Georgia next weekend this weekend is a great chance for the rest of Stradalli to compete on a bigger stage and no matter what happens, this is a big step in the right direction for the team as they look to move forward.