LUX Cycling Team is a junior development program that aims to develop the next generation of American WorldTour heroes. The team is currently based in Southern California, but has international scope. It has a strong international roster of top competitors. Its mission is to educate, empower, and provide resources for the top junior riders in the United States.
Lux Cycling Team was founded in 2012 as a regional junior team in Southern California. It has since expanded its scope to the western United States. As a result, the team has become the main pathway for American junior riders to move to the pros. The team has been successful in developing top junior men and women and has produced a majority of the Junior World Championship Team members in the past five years.
The LUX program has worked with many World Tour riders and Olympians, enabling young athletes to obtain valuable international racing experience. In addition, the team has a strong all-junior women’s team. It has also produced the majority of Junior National Team members in the U.S., including Colby Lange who currently rides for Hagens Berman Axeon.
The team has a great racing schedule. They run training camps and participate in national level Cat. 1 races. Lux has produced six of the seven junior riders in the USA Cycling junior squad.
The team’s aggressive racing schedule has earned the ire of other junior teams. Some worry that the schedule focuses too much on racing and that it will lead to burnout for the young riders. Fortunately, the team’s directors, who are firefighters, have been able to provide support for the riders. In addition, the team has developed an exciting new cycling apparel partnership with Eliel Cycling. This new relationship will benefit the athletes and the team.
The team’s directors have been successful, as evidenced by the team’s recent win at the Tour of the Southern Highlands. The riders coasted to the finish together. LUX has also swept podiums in many junior races. They have placed second, third, and fourth in the U.S., including the King of the Mountains competition. They have also placed in the top five at the Tour of America’s Dairyland general classification.
The team has had success abroad as well, with LUX riders finishing in the top five in junior Paris-Roubaix. The team also won the Junior Men’s 17-18 national championship road race in Hagerstown, Maryland. Lux also claimed the second place finish at the King of the Mountains competition, with Viggo Moore finishing second.
Lux Cycling has a solid record of success and is committed to developing the next generation of American WorldTour heroes. LUX has a unique and comprehensive approach to rider development. In addition, the team has been working with The Pro Cyclist Foundation to help support young cyclists. The organization has also partnered with Sideshow Collectibles to help fund travel and training camps for the team’s riders.
The team’s management team has developed a strong foundation from the drive of the young riders, and has consistently built upon that. The organization hopes to continue to provide support to international development teams. They also hope to pass on their connections and knowledge to others.