RYAN AITCHESON SIGNS WITH FIRST INTERNET BANK P/B K S ENERGY
Ryan Aitcheson will ride with the First Internet Bank p/b K S Energy team. Aitcheson became the first Canadian to win the USA Crits Series overall after a successful 2016 campaign. The move follows the announcement earlier this season that Aitcheson's association with Astellas Pro Cycling would not be continuing past the conclusion of the 2016 season.
“I talked with many teams – a program with top athletes focusing on hitting the top Crits is actually hard to find. I looked and found a smaller team with great guys, great athletes who have the drive to race 70+ times a year at Crits. Couldn't be more excited to join a program like that,” said Aitcheson.
First Internet Bank p/b K S Energy is an Elite amateur-cycling team based in Fishers, Ind. with a roster of riders from across the Midwest. The squad is captained by riders Paul Martin and Ryan Knapp, whom Aitcheson had been teammates with before while racing for the Panther p/b Competitive Cyclist program.