Hot Tubes Team
Team Hot Tubes:
From the Director:
The team began in 1992 with two riders including American
cyclocross legend, Jonathan Page.
In the nineteen years since we have existed, the team has
earned ninety one national championships, two world championships and two times
have won the Junior World Cup.
A system of sponsorship between a large group of financial
suporters titled OFBITS and long term industry sponsors including Verge, Cervelo,
SpeedPlay, Mavic and SRAM have allowed us to maintain a consistent program
including our yearly European and national schedules.
The team is made up of five or six 17/18 riders and, once
in a while, a promising 15/16 year old and two staff, Toby Stanton and Gabriella
Lizotte. As a 501(c)3 organization, we have a board of trustees that oversee the
yearly budget and general direction of the team. We usually have several team
members returning from the previous season allowing the new athletes to learn
from the older guys, building on each season's experiences and lessons.
We at Hot Tube believe in developing all aspects of the
cyclist. Being a great teammate, being a great leader in the world, on and off
the bike, these are the hallmarks of Hot Tubes athletes. We believe that the
experiences gained as part of our cycling program prepare each athlete for
national and international competitions. We also see the critical life lessons
learned and shared as they meld and transform into a team working selflessly,
seamlessly for each other and the common good of the whole.
Usually, we select the team from resume's e-mailed to me.
We try to watch potential athletes at events we attend but we care less about
how they do in the race than we do how they race us. We look for sensibly
aggressive athletes who show potential to grow in a team environment
athletically and mentally. When we are considering new team members we look at
much more than just the athlete. We look at how well they do in school and other
social activities. We have had a lot of athletes that ultimately earned Eagle
Scout ranking. These accomplishments help develop the complete person and make
the athlete better because of it. We have a minimum standard GPA for athletes
based on a standard established between the parents and our staff. If an athlete
falls below our established standard in academics or other responsibilities, he
or she sits out until they regain the required levels. Athletic success is not a
free pass in our system. Everyone is held to the same standard.
The Racing Post proudly supports
Development Cycling Team inc. In this world of glitz and glamour
where everything breeds an attitude of success at any price, this program is one
you can believe in. We do.