The recently retired and long-time professional rider will serve as the team director for h24cycling while promoting Jakroo USA, the cycling clothing company that created the leaders jerseys for the race
San Rafael, CA – The Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Nature’s Bakery Elite Cycling team will have loads of racing experience in their corner at the upcoming Redlands Bicycle Classic, with Ben Jacques-Maynes jumping in the car to direct the team in the first NRC stage race of the year.
Ben was a major fixture on the domestic bicycle racing scene during a career that spanned 14 years as a pro, racing Redlands himself over a dozen times. After his retirement at the end of 2015, he began working for Jakroo Custom Designs in Pleasanton, CA, a company focusing on creating top-end custom racing kits and specializing in small order sizes and a three-week design-to-doorstep guarantee. Jakroo is a sponsor of the race, and they have created beautiful leaders jerseys that we hope to see on the back of the team at the end of the race.
“I’m looking forward to sharing my years of experience with the hungry and up-and-coming racers of h24cycling,” says Ben. “They have some real talent, and it will be great to watch them showcase that talent at the national level. It’s a great chance for me to give back to the next generation while representing Jakoo USA, a major sponsor of the team and the race.”
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running invitational, professional stage race in American bike racing. Each year, the city of Redlands and surrounding communities open their homes, their hearts, and their streets to world-class athletes. This is the 5th year that the team has competed in the event.
Team manager Phil Mooney is excited to see Ben working with the team. “It’s a real honor to have Ben working with our guys. Having ridden on teams with Ben myself, I know firsthand the knowledge and understanding of bike racing he brings to the table. It’s also great to forge a deeper relationship with our clothing sponsor, Jakroo USA. They are an important and long-standing sponsor of the team, and having Ben there at the race while they’re competing will allow the riders to immediately provide important feedback to shape their product design for future offerings.”
To learn more about Jakroo, check out www.jakroo.com. To purchase the official h24cycling team jerseys, go to: www.h24cycling.com/shop. Follow along on social media @h24cycling for updates during the race.