Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by

2017 Jelly Belly Cycling Team Riders

The 2017 season marks number eighteen for Jelly Belly Candy Company, the longest-running title sponsorship in professional cycling in the United States.

Sean Bennett

  • Age:
    22
  • Height:
    5'10"
  • Weight:
    150 lbs
  • Strengths:
    All Around
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 1st Suisun Harbor Criterium
    • 1st Patterson Pass Road Race
    • 2nd Stage 3 Tour de Bretagne Mountains Classification
    • 2nd Dunnigan Hills Road Race
    • 4th Stage 1 ZLM-Roompot Tour TTT
    • 4th GC University Road Race
    • 12th Volta ao Alentejo Youth Classification
    • 12th Chico Road Race
    • 14th Cascade Cycling Classic Road Race
    • 15th US Road Nationals U23 Time Trial
    • 18th Cascade Cycling Classic Road Race
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st East Flanders U-23 Stage Race Sprint Classification 2015
    • 1st Junior US Mountain Bike Nationals 2014
    • 8th Nove Mesto Junior World Cup 2014
"It never gets easier, you just get faster."
-Greg LeMond

Joshua Berry

  • Age:
    26
  • Height:
    6'1''
  • Weight:
    155 lbs
  • Strengths:
    Sprints, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 1st Santa Catalina Omnium Road Race
    • 5th Santa Catalina Omnium Criterium
    • 7th GC Gran Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
    • 7th Boulevard Road Race
    • 8th Stage 1 Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
    • 10th Stage 3 Tour de Beauce
    • 14th Stage 4 Gran Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st Mountains Classification Tour de Beauce 2014
    • 1st Sprint Classification Philadelphia Cycling Classic 2014
    • 1st UA Criterium and Road Race 2014
    • 1st Galena Grinder White Henry Memorial 2013
    • 2nd Tucson Bicycle Classic Time Trial 2015
    • 3rd Nampa Twilight Criterium 2013
    • 3rd Liege-Bastogne-Liege Espoirs 2012
    • 3rd Flap Jack Time Trial 2012
    • 5th Stage 5 Redlands Bicycle Classic 2011
"A wreck is as hard as you make it."
-Greg Randolph

Ulises Castillo

  • Age:
    25
  • Weight:
    161 lbs
  • Strengths:
    Sprinting
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 1st GC Tour de Murrieta
    • 1st Redlands Bicycle Classic Criterium
    • 1st Temecula Grand Prix Criterium
    • 1st Sea Otter Classic Road Race
    • 1st Sea Otter Classic Criterium
    • 1st Castaic Road Race
    • 1st Chuck Pontius Omnium
    • 1st Vlees Huis Ronde Road Race
    • 1st Tour de Murrieta Omnium
    • 2nd LA Circuit Race
    • 2nd Redland Bicycle Classic Road Race
    • 2nd Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic Criterium
    • 3rd St. Francis Tulsa Tough Omnium
    • 3rd Stage 2 San Dimas Stage Race
    • 3rd Tour de Murrieta Road Race
    • 4th Cascade Cycling Classic Criterium
    • 5th Mexican National Road Race Championships
    • 6th Stage 1 Tour of Utah
    • 6th North Star Grand Prix Criterium
    • 6th North Star Grand Prix Road Race
    • 8th Stage 3 Tour of Alberta
    • 9th GC Redlands Bicycle Classic
    • 10th Cascade Cycling Classic Road Race
    • 12th Stage 2 Tour of Utah
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st GC Tour de Murrieta 2015
    • 1st Mexican National Road Race Championships 2010
    • 1st Mexican Olympic National Games Time Trial 2008
    • 1st Stage 4 Tour du Jura 2012
    • 1st Mexican National Junior Championships Madison Track 2009
    • 1st Mexican Olympic National Games Junior Road Race 2008
    • 1st Mexican Olympic National Time Trial 2008
    • 3rd Redlands Bicycle Classic Criterium 2015
    • 3rd Grand Prix d'Aix-les-Bains 2013
    • 4th Road Race Youth Olympic Games-Singapore 2010
    • 15th Stage 3 Luxenburg: Flèche du Sud 2014
"The success of life is not always to win, but never to lose heart."

Jordan Cheyne

  • Age:
    25
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    135 lbs
  • Strengths:
    Time Trials, Climbing
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 2nd Stage 2 Tucson Bicycle Classic
    • 2nd GC Tucson Bicycle Classic
    • 2nd Boulevard Road Race
    • 4th Tucson Bicycle Classic Time Trial
    • 8th Canadian National Time Trial Championships
    • 10th Stage 3 Tour de Beauce
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st GC Devo Stage Race 2015
    • 1st GC Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race 2015
    • 1st Stages 1 and 3 Tour of the Catskills 2013
    • 1st GC 2015 Mutual of Enumclaw Stage Race 2015
    • 1st GC Tour of Walla Walla 2012
    • 2nd GC Green Mountain Stage Race 2015
    • 2nd Time Trial Joe Martin Stage Race 2014
    • 3rd Time Trial Canada Summer Games 2013
    • 3rd Stage 3 Tour de Beauce Time Trial 2015
    • 3rd Mountains Classification Gran Prix Cycliste de Saguenay 2015
    • 4th Canadian Nationals Time Trial 2015
"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."
-Henry David Thoreau

Angus Morton

  • Age:
    28
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    160 lbs
  • Strengths:
    All-Around
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 2nd Stage 2 Gand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
    • 4th Stage 4 Tour de Beauce
    • 4th Tucson Bicycle Classic Road Race
    • 5th GC Tucson Bicycle Classic
    • 6th Tour de Murrietta Time Trial
    • 6th Cascade Cycling Classic Road Race
    • 7th Tucson Bicycle Classic Time Trial
    • 8th Stage 1 Tour of Alberta
    • 8th GC Tour de Beauce
    • 10th GC Tour of Alberta
    • 16th Cascade Cycling Classic Time Trial
    • 17th Redlands Bicycle Classic Time Trial
  • Career Highlights:
    • 3rd overall tour of Malaysia 2014
    • 4th Stage 5 Tour de Beauce 2015
    • 7th Australian National Road Race Championships 2015
    • 7th Australian National Road Race Championships 2010
    • 14th Stage 1 Tour of Alberta 2015
"Always, always, always drink from the fountain of youth."

Jacob Rathe

  • Age:
    26
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    165 lbs
  • Strengths:
    Sprints, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 1st Montinore Road Race
    • 1st Tour of Walla Walla Stage Race
    • 2nd Stage 3 Cascade Cycling Classic
    • 2nd Tucson Bicycle Classic Circuit Race
    • 3rd Tucson Bicycle Classic Road Race
    • 3rd Stage 3 San Dimas Stage Race
    • 4th GC Tucson Bicycle Classic
    • 4th Stage 3 Tour de Beauce
    • 4th Stage 1 Redlands Bicycle Classic
    • 5th Philadelphia International Cycling Classic
    • 5th Stage 4 Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
    • 6th Winston Salem Cycling Classic
    • 7th Stage 2 Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
    • 8th Tour de Murrieta Time Trial
    • 8th Stage 4 Tour of Utah
    • 9th Tour de Murrieta Road Race
    • 11th Stage 2 Tour of Utah
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st Team Time Trial Tour of Qatar 2012
    • 1st Team Time Trial Tour of Utah 2012
    • 1st Stage 9 Tour of Portugal 2011
    • 1st Stage 4 Rutas de America 2011
    • 1st Cherry Pie Road Race 2015
    • 1st Mason Lake Race Series #2 2014
    • 1st Mason Lake Race Series #3 2014
    • 2nd U23 National Championships 2011
    • 2nd Stage 4 Tour of Walla Walla 2014
    • 3rd U23 Paris Roubaix 2011
    • 4th Stage 3 Redlands Bicycle Classic 2014
"So many of our dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable."
-Christopher Reeve

Mike Sheehan

  • Age:
    25
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    160 lbs
  • Strengths:
    Sprinting, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 1st Chappell Hill Bank Classic Road Race
    • 1st University Oaks Criterium
    • 3rd Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race
    • 6th St. Francis Tulsa Tough Criterium
    • 7th GC Tucson Bicyle Classic
    • 7th Sea Otter Classic Criterium
    • 10th Stage 4 Redlands Bicycle Classic
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st Mutual of Enumclaw Criterium 2015
    • 1st Mutual of Enumclaw Time Trial 2015
    • 1st Sprint Jersey Competition Cascade Cycling Classic 2015
    • 1st Houston Grand Criterium 2015
    • 1st Stage 2 Tour of Corsicana 2015
    • 1st Cascade Cycling Classic Sprint Classification 2015
    • 2nd USA U23 National Criterium Championships 2014
    • 2nd Joe Martin Stage Race Young Rider Classification 2014
    • 2nd Stage 4 North Star Grand Prix 2015
    • 3rd USA National Criterium Championships 2015
    • 3rd Stage 1 North Star Grand Prix 2015
    • 3rd GC Mutual of Enumclaw 2015
"Some days you're the hammer, some days you're the nail. Keep hammering!"

Taylor Shelden

  • Age:
    30
  • Height:
    6'
  • Weight:
    152 lbs
  • Strengths:
    Time Trials, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 1st Cascade Cycling Classic King of the Mountain Classification
    • 1st Tour of Murrieta Time Trial
    • 2nd Stage 1 Cascade Cycling Classic
    • 3rd GC Tucson Bicycle Classic
    • 7th GC Redlands Bicycle Classic
    • 7th GC Cascade Cycling Classic
    • 8th Boulevard Road Race
    • 10th US National Road Race Championships
    • 12th US National Time Trial Championships
    • 12th Stage 5 Tour de Beauce
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st Redlands Bicycle Classic King of the Mountain Classification 2013
    • 2nd Stage 5 Cascade Cycling Classic 2009
    • 3rd USA National U23 Time Trial Championships 2008
    • 4th Prologue Cascade Cycling Classic 2010
    • 2-time Colorado State Time Trial Champion
"I wanna go fast!"

Keegan Swirbul

  • Age:
    21
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    140 lbs
  • Strengths:
    Climbing
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    Injured 2016 season
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st USA National U23 Road Race Championship 2015
    • 2nd USA National U23 Road Race Championship 2014
"Take chances."

Serghei Tvetcov

  • Age:
    28
  • Height:
    5'10''
  • Weight:
    150 lbs
  • Strengths:
    All Around
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 1st Romanian National Time Trial Championships
    • 3rd Stage 3 Sibiu Cycling Tour
    • 3rd Romanian National Road Race Championships
    • 5th Stage 12 Tour of Qinghai Lake
    • 5th GC Tour of Bihor
    • 7th Stage 1 Tour of Bihor
    • 8th Stage 1 Tour de San Luis
    • 9th Stage 3 Tour of Qinghai Lake
    • 9th Stage 1 Giro del Trentino
    • 9th Stage 1 La Mediterraneenne
  • Career Highlights:
    • Romanian National Time Trial Champion 2016
    • Romanian National Road Race Champion 2015
    • Romanian National Time Trial Champion 2015
    • 1st Stage 3 Tour of Szekerland 2015
    • 1st Stage 3 Tour of the Gila 2014
    • 2nd Stage 1 Tour of Alberta 2014
    • 3rd GC Sibiu Cycling Tour 2015
    • 3rd GC USA Pro Challenge 2015
"Follow your dream, the dream can become reality."

Ben Wolfe

  • Age:
    23
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    185 lbs
  • Strengths:
    Time Trials, Breakaways
  • Favorite Jelly Belly® flavor:
  • Favorite Sport Beans® flavor:
  • 2016 Results:
    • 1st Stage 3 Tour of Murrieta
    • 1st Quabbin Road Race
    • 2nd New Haven Grand Prix
    • 3rd GC Tour of Murrieta
    • 3rd Tour of Murrieta Time Trial
    • 3rd Boulevard Road Race
    • 3rd Tucson Bicycle Classic Time Trial
    • 4th Stage 1 North Star Grand Prix
    • 6th Purgatory Road Race
    • 7th US National Time Trial Championships
  • Career Highlights:
    • 1st Green Mountain Stage Race Time Trial 2015
    • 1st Green Mountain Stage Race Criterium 2015
    • 1st Boulevard Road Race 2015
    • 3rd U23 National Time Trial Championships
    • 5th Stage 1 North Star Gran Prix
    • USA U23 National Team Member
"We all put on cycling shorts one leg at a time, come say hi!"

Additional Team Information

Our riders eat their share of Jelly Belly jelly beans and give away lots of samples to the fans they meet at races and on their training rides. Their favorite Jelly Belly flavors span the range of Official Flavors from Watermelon to Very Cherry to Blueberry, but most agree their favorite Sport Beans flavors are Green Apple and Berry.

Jelly Belly, the longest-running pro cycling team in North America, will return for its 18th season, having re-signed with its title sponsor for 2017.

Returning riders include powerhouses Jacob Rathe, Taylor Shelden, Angus Morton, Ben Wolfe, climbers Jordan Cheyne and Josh Berry and sprinters Ulises Castillo and Michael Sheehan. Returning stateside this year after several successful international racing seasons is Serghei Tvetcov, former Romanian Road and reigning Time Trial National Champion. Sean Bennett, a promising U-23 all-rounder, will also join Jelly Belly this year.

Jelly Belly plans to race numerous NRC events in the U.S. including The Redlands Bicycle Classic and hopes to earn invitations to the Amgen Tour of California, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the Tours of Colorado and the Commonwealth (in Virginia) and the Tour of Alberta.

For race results and the most current team news, check out jellybellycycling.com

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