Champion System - Stan's NoTubes is a second year professional cycling team based in New York City that is owned and managed by 9W Sports Group LLC. The mission of our team is to develop athletes and provide a sustainable platform for both national and international exposure.
The team started in 2012 as a development program in the Northeast and in 2014 moved to the professional ranks. During our first year, the team finished 3rd overall at USA Crits, achieved a podium at USA Elite National Championships and had numerous regional wins.
In 2013 the team took a large step forwards, achieving numerous UCI/NRC podiums (Redlands, Tour of the Gila and Tour de Beauce) and a win at USA Crits (Athens Twilight). The team also finished 3rd overall in USA Crits and 4th overall in the NCC (top amateur team).
2014 marked our first year as a professional team and also represented a year of building. With a primary focus on criteriums, we won numerous large regional races and found the podium in many national races, but the big win eluded us. Some highlights from 2014 include multiple wins at the Longsjo Classic, 4th place at the US Pro Criterium Championships and 5th overall at the Tour of Poyang Lake.
For 2015, we are very excited to go back to a similar format as 2013, with a focus on all aspects of road cycling, including stage races, one-day races and criteriums. As in 2014, we expect to have a vigorous race schedule that will take us all over the USA and also include several trips to Asia.