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Floyd’s Pro Cycling unveils new kit, race program and signs more Canadians

Noah Simms, Alec Cowan and Émile Jean land with Canadian UCI Continental team

Floyd Landis’ new team has taken shape over the past months out of the remnants of Silber Pro Cycling. Floyd’s Pro Cycling was announced last November and registered as a UCI Continental team in Canada. Funded in part through the settlement money Landis won in the federal whistleblower lawsuit against Lance Armstrong and through Floyd’s of Leadville which offers CBD products to manage pain and promote recovery. The team have finally unveiled their entire roster and race program for 2019.

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Three more Canadians have been added to the roster with Noah Simms coming over from Toronto Hustle, and Émile Jean and Alec Cowan coming over from Silber. They join Carson Miles, Robin Plamondon, and Nicholas Zukowsky as the Canadian contingent on the roster. Floyd’s pro cycling also announced Americans Noah Granigan and Jacob Sitler have also been signed. They both join the team from American continental team CCB Foundation-Sicleri.

Jean, 25 is a capable sprinter who had a great 2017 season winning a stage of the Tour de Beauce and the Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay. Cowan, 22, is a strong time trialist who won a stage of the Joe Martin Stage race in 2018 and won a stage at the Tour de Beauce in 2017. Simms, 19, earned a silver medal in the U23 category at Canadian nationals in 2018.

As previously announced, the roster also includes Romanian time trial and general classification specialist Serghei Țvetcov, American sprinter Travis Mccabe, Keegan Swirbul and Australian Jonathan Clarke on the 12-man roster.

In an effort to diversify the team’s visibility not only in big North American races but on the road with the community at popular mass participation events, the team announced an expanded race program.

In North America, the season will start with U.S. stage races the Redlands Classic, the Tour of the Gila and the Tour of Utah. The team will then head over seas for the Tour of Langkawi and Tour de Taiwan.

Much like WorldTour EF Education First Pro Cycling, Floyd’s Pro Cycling will hit up some big gravel and MTB events like the Belgian Waffle Ride, Dirty Kanza and Leadville 100.

The team will race in teal Biemme kits wearing the Italian companies new Vivo collection, Aero Prolite TT suit, and the Jampa line for when the weather is wet and cold. The team will wear Garneau eyewear and helmets. Their bike sponsor is Van Dessel.