CCAP- Ben Wolfe US National Team Selection
Lyme resident Ben Wolfe selected to compete with US National Team in European race campaign this spring and summer
(Middletown, Conn – March 27, 2015) – The Connecticut Cycling Advancement Program (CCAP) is proud to announce that CCAP ambassador Ben Wolfe from Lyme, Connecticut has gone International.
Wolfe was invited and recently accepted the invitation to race with the USA National under 23 (U23) Cycling team in Europe for three months. Wolfe started in the CCAP development team here in Middletown and worked his way up through the local ranks and is a current member of the CCAP pro-am cycling team. In August, 2014, Wolfe won 1st place, passing all the pros in the annual Audi Race4Scholars Criterium race held in Danbury. He is one of the top USA prospects for the U23 World Time Trail Championships to be held in Richmond VA later this year.
"Ben is a great addition to the U23 National Development Program roster. To see him accomplishing his goals and heading for elite European racing really shows his strength of character,” commented Steve McCauley, USA Cycling Development Foundation Director. “His success is also a great reflection on CCAP, his home team. Ben is a great example of how the sport of cycling can help mold a young person and develop remarkable qualities that last a lifetime."
According to Aidan Charles, his coach and founder of CCAP, "All of Connecticut is proud of how far Ben has come. We’re incredibly honored to have played a role in his development as an athlete, a role model for other kids and a leader in our community. Young people need to understand that even though cyclists appear to have only individual goals and standings, those personal goals can be enhanced by participating as a team for competitions," continued Charles.
The U23 Europe Tour race schedule includes: March 21-22 in Valentina Portugal, March 26-30 in Volta ao Alentejo, Portugal, April 4 - 6 in Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux in Belgium, April 15 in La Cote Picarde in France (Nations Cup), April 17-18 in ZLM-Roompot Tour in The Netherlands, April 25-May 1 Tour de Bretagne in France, May 7-10 in the Pan-American (Continental), May 14-17 Rhone-Alpes Isère in France, May 30-June 1 Czech Cycling Tour in Czech Republic and June 7 Ronde van Limburg in Belgium.
The CCAP is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization with a mission is to better the lives of youth and young adults through the sport of cycling. Their goal is to provide opportunities in cycling both in and out of schools, through high school cycling clubs, parks and recreation programs and youth travel teams. After less than two years of existence, the CCAP has established more than 21 school and recreation programs across the state with more than 400 participants.
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