Name: Team SmartStop Pro Cycling
Years as a team: eight
Hometown: Winston-Salem, North Carolina
The riders of the SmartStop Pro Cycling Team, named after its major team sponsor, have their sights set high for their 15-member team. They have spent nearly a decade racing and winning together — they are 4-time USA CRITS individual and 5-time USA CRITS team champions — along U.S. roadways. Now, the team has its site set on larger cycling events, like Colorado’s USA Pro Challenge and the Tour of Alberta — which they participated in for the first time in September 2013. Eventually, the team hopes to tackle the hills of Europe.
Thankfully their yellow and blue 20oz sport bottles go well with a variety of winner’s jerseys.