Rally Cycling : « Becoming a MPCC member, a very simple decision »

Rally Cycling team, which won two stages of the Tour of California, is a member of the MPCC. Its sports director, Jonathan Patrick McCarty, believes that the Movement has a major role to play in North America.

 

 

Former pro cyclist, Jonathan Patrick McCarty won the Ronde de l’Isard in 2003 with the US Team, he then rode for the US Postal, Discovery Channel, Phonak, Slipstream and Garmin with which he won the Giro’s TTT in 2008. After 5 years in first division, he then rode for US continental teams that allowed him to continue his career up to 2013.

 

In 2016, he became the sports director of Rally Cycling team, a continental team at that time. In 2017, the team joined the Movement For a Credible Cycling. A few weeks later, the team received a wild card for the Tour of California, a new World Tour race. The American race is happening right now. Last Wednesday, the orange jersey team’s riders achieved an incredible exploit. They came first and second of Santa Clarita’s stage with Evan Huffman and Rob Britton. On Saturday Huffman did it again: two wins in four days!

 

This result is a great reward for this team which sports director Jonathan Patrick McCarthy has a lot of ambition to improve cycling’s credibility on the other side of the Atlantic. “Our goal is to defend a credible cycling, contrary to everything that is said by the media. I think that we can expect a development of the MPCC, Roger Legeay (president of the Movement), even mentioned the possibility to have a board of members representing North America in order to initiate something more official.

 

Today, there are 7 american teams in the MPCC :

 

  • Cannondale-Drapac (World Tour)
  • Novo Nordisk (Continental Pro)
  • UnitedHealthcare (Continental Pro)
  • Rally Cycling (Continental)
  • UnitedHealthcare (Women)
  • Rally Cycling (Women)
  • Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank (Women)