Team CRCA/Pacifico-Hincapie Sports

Tue, 01/06/2009 - 10:05pm by Andy Shen


CRCA/Pacifico-Hincapie Sportswear

January 7, 2009 -- The team formerly known as CRCA/Merrill Lynch Cycling is pleased to announce that it has inked a deal with the tasty Mexican beer Pacifico for the 2009 season.   Team uniforms will be supplied by Hincapie Sportswear.  The 2009 CRCA/Pacifico-Hincapie Sportswear roster will include top riders in New York City and surrounding areas, as well as some other guys, including at least two who couldn't find other teams.

Team Director of Teams, Andy Shen, has divided the 2009 team into two squads.  The first, the Varsity Elite Global Squad, will consist of the following riders: Charles Berckmann, Marcus Dahloff, Chuleta Falk, Greg Galletta, Jaime Garcia, Ben Hughes, Chris Mecray, Tim Nilson, Richard Reyle, Jacob Rubin, Pascal Sauvayre, Dan Schmalz, Andy Shen, Greg Weinberg and Dmitri Wilkins. 

And should anyone care, the Junior Varsity Developmental Non-Global Practice Squad will be comprised of: Kevin Brubaker, Jeff King, Justin Lubeley and Matt Richards.  Riders will be upgraded or downgraded as the season progresses as dictated by the Team Director of JV Upgrades. 

Asked about his goals for this the 2009 team, Andy Shen stated "I got the kit order in, please don't bother me for another 11 months."  JV Non-Global rider Justin Lubeley added "our system of racing is going to focus on riding bikes efficiently and effectively in races and optimizing performance in targeted and other events." Stated Dan Schmalz, "this year, it's not going to be just about pedaling fast.  When the team shows up for a race we will arrive with flair and edge."  A JV rider, who asked to remain anonymous, was heard saying "Why am I on the JV Non-Global team? This is total bull$%&#!"

As to the new sponsor and roster additions for the upcoming season, according to the Team Director of Rider Recruitment "starting fresh with a beer sponsor just made good sense. Plus, you will be surprised how easy it is to recruit fearless and strong riders when you are handing out six packs of Pacifico, a tasty Mexican beer."

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By: wannabe
Sat, 07/11/2009 - 1:33am

I emailed with Andy a bit last year - moving from Auburn, AL to NYC this month....would like to get back in touch about joining the team....living in Haiti for last half year so I'm a bit out of the loop....love the new sponsor



Giro Di Jersey
Fri, 05/22/2009 - 4:50pm

I hope to see you guys in the Giro Di Jersey this year. Please spread the word.


mmmm, beer.....
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 02/24/2009 - 5:23pm

mmmm, beer.....

Speaking of drawn on
By: Wheelsucker
Mon, 01/12/2009 - 8:38pm

Will Pacifico have a drawn on beer belly or will the team expect each memeber to develop that on their own?

By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 01/11/2009 - 11:51pm

if you don't draw on the muscles, they won't exist, cause, as you said, - they're cyclists.

By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 01/11/2009 - 5:08pm

Anyone of the local kits look 100% better... even Foundation.

By: schmalz
Sun, 01/11/2009 - 3:04pm

I've never understood the uniforms with the drawn on "man muscles" - these are cyclists we are talking about...

Columbia jersey
By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 01/11/2009 - 2:48pm

Times are hard it was cheaper to change the uniform than to change the paint on all the Scotts that were probably already made.

hey, 2009 prediction wheelsucker:
By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 01/11/2009 - 1:25pm

can anything top the new Columbia jerseys for the top spot of the ugliest uniform podium?


No biggie, he'll be promoted
By: Andy Shen
Sun, 01/11/2009 - 3:00am

No biggie, he'll be promoted once he wins some B races, if he can.

King JV
By: Wheelsucker
Sun, 01/11/2009 - 2:59am


By: Wheelsucker
Sat, 01/10/2009 - 9:15pm

Looks good. More teams should put out releases. Too bad people need to write nasty posts at the bottom.

2009 prediction
By: Wheelsucker
Fri, 01/09/2009 - 10:12pm

Pacifico podiums for ugliest kit.

So I guess Pacifico
By: skip
Fri, 01/09/2009 - 12:12am

will be the beverage of choice at FBF. Will they be sponsoring by the keg or case?

JV dude with the creative vocabulary has got to be Brubaker. Don't sweat it Kevin ...... Dan and Andy would have been second string on Affinity. Just pay your dues!

Yes I know my grammar and spelling sucks.....if it's right, it was by luck or accident.

skinsuit for
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 5:05pm

the skin flute...oh no I dindt, yes I didt! worse than the grey breakaway shorts in the rain at FBF! Why Charlie why!?!??!!!!

Obviously no trackies on the
By: Andy Shen
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 4:09pm

Obviously no trackies on the team...

No shorts
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 4:08pm

We had a long discussion, and agreed that we will in fact go commando and uniformly "hang to the right" on our seats this year.
Chris M

By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 6:06am


By: MQ
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 4:28am

I love beer...
Yeah BOI!!!!!
now thers a team I would mine been a water boy
oh yeah what happen to The Banditos

Does Schmalz have any
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 3:08am

Does Schmalz have any special jersey/colors for his Ladies Sprint Championship?

By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 3:05am

Are you guys not wearing shorts? That is totally awesome.

"This is total bull$%&#!"
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 2:11am

definitely brubaker

maybe they prefer beer to
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 12:47am

maybe they prefer beer to wine

As the Bandit Turns
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 12:40am

I may be out of the loop, but why did Bandit Racing dissolve? Inquiring minds want to know...

By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 12:31am

Good that you put King in his place. Very overrated and without Evil to lead him out, he's worthless.

Beer in the water bottles?
By: Wheelsucker
Wed, 01/07/2009 - 12:29am

Beer in the water bottles? Definitely don't want to follow a Pacifico wheel.

Very Nice!
By: Wheelsucker
Tue, 01/06/2009 - 11:53pm

I like Pacifico!
Now you're (your) talkin'!!!

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