Topeak-Ergon Racing Team Announces Expanded 2016 Roster
Bryan Dillon, Karen Jarchow to join premier endurance squad
December 15, 2015 (Koblenz, GER) – Ergon USA and Topeak are pleased to announce the addition of professional riders Bryan Dillon and Karen Jarchow to the Topeak-Ergon Racing Team. Beginning January 1, Dillon and Jarchow will join Dave Wiens, Jeff Kerkove and Yuki Ikeda on North America’s most established and decorated endurance squad.
“Bryan and Karen exhibit ideal qualities as Topeak-Ergon team riders and brand ambassadors,” states team manager Jeff Kerkove, “As longtime product devotees, they’re fluent in both product lines. They’ve also proven again and again their effectiveness not just as athletes, but as brand ambassadors.”
“It’s important to us that our athletes are involved and engaged within their communities,” continues Kerkove, “Bryan’s role as a coach mentoring young riders and Karen’s involvement with the youth movement as the director of VVASA’s MTB 101 program in Eagle speak volumes about the character of each – they’re really passing it on to the next generation. They’re also both immensely talented and in our opinion, poised to break through to the next level.
“I'm honored to join the Topeak-Ergon team,” says Dillon, “I've always admired the world class races and riders that they support. I truly can't wait for the race season to start.
"I’m thrilled to join Team Topeak-Ergon USA. It’s an honor to be named to such a stand-up roster, among teammates whose characters are inspiring both on and off the bike,” offers Jarchow, “I’m also excited about the opportunity to represent some of the best brands in the industry. With this incredible support system and team around me, I'm more motivated than ever to get the 2016 season rolling."
With support from the finest suppliers in cycling including Canyon, SRAM, Limar, RockShox, Primal Wear, Continental and Crank Brothers, Topeak-Ergon is prepared to embark upon a full 2016 racing calendar with an emphasis on the Western U.S.’s top marathon and endurance events. For more information about the team, its riders and its 2016 schedule, please visit the Topeak-Ergon Racing Team site, or join its social media following on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
TEAM SCHEDULE - 2016
- Leadville 100
- Breck Epic MTB Stage Race
- National Ultra Endurance Series (NUE)
- Gunnison Growler
- Vail Outlier Offroad
- Epic Rides Off-Road Series
- Firebird 40 (Eagle, CO)
- Rincon de La Vieja 100
- Breckenridge 100
- Firecracker 50
- Fat Tire 40
- Telluride 100
- Rocky Mountain Endurance Series
- Moab Rocks Stage Race