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Contact: Chad Hodges
Team Arapahoe Resources adds six new racers for 2016 season, including former U.S. national team member Andrew Dahlheim
OKLAHOMA CITY (Dec. 17, 2015) – Team Arapahoe Resources today announced it has added six new members to its original 7-man roster for the 2016 racing season, including former U.S. national team racer Andrew Dahlheim and Grant Koontz, the current collegiate individual time trial national champion from Texas A&M University.
Team Arapahoe Resources is Oklahoma City’s first men’s domestic elite bicycle racing team. The team is managed by Oklahoma City-based DNA Racing. Dahlheim, 27, is originally from Dallas, Texas, and has also raced for Bissel Cycling and most recently for Canyon Bicycles-Shimano. Koontz is originally from Houston, Texas, and currently lives in College Station.
Other new signees for the 2016 racing season include: Adam Koble, Stephan Hirsch, Pablo Cruz and Derek Cote. Returning team members include: Evan Bybee, Ricky Randall, Jacob White, and Alejandro and Julio Padilla.
Team Arapahoe Resources competed in 53 regional USA Cycling events during the 2015 season and made 24 podium appearances with 11 first place finishes.
"Our first season helped to establish a solid foundation for Team Arapahoe Resources and allowed our guys to see what we are capable of accomplishing on the national circuit,” Team Arapahoe Resources Director Chad Hodges said. “With the continued support of our primary sponsor, oil and gas exploration development company Arapahoe Resources, we're looking forward to continuing to raise the bar for competitive cycling in Oklahoma. With our new signees and the strength of our returning team members, we’re confident 2016 will be an exciting ride.”
Team Arapahoe Resources will focus on stage races, road races and criteriums within the national racing calendar, while also participating in local and regional races including those on the Bicycle Racing Association of Oklahoma and The Texas Bicycle Racing Association calendars.
“As a supporter of Team Arapahoe Resources this year we’ve witnessed their successes on the bike, within the local cycling community and with their involvement in the Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic and see the team’s great potential as an ambassador in the sport of cycling for the state of Oklahoma,” Arapahoe Resources President Paul Kloberdanz said.
Local sponsors also include Celestial Cycles, Vittoria Industries and Elemental Coffee Roasters. The team also receives support from national equipment, clothing and nutrition manufacturers, including: Louis Garneau, 3T Cycling, Selle Italia, Osprey Packs, Tifosi Optics, Kuat Racks, Skratch Labs, Bearded Bros., BB Infinite and Feedback Sports.
For more information about Team Arapahoe Resources and DNA Racing, please visit www.dna-racing.com.