Marcotte, Tvetcov sign with UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
OAKLAND, Calif. – UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling is excited to reveal Serghei Tvetcov and Eric Marcotte have signed with the team for the 2018 road season.
The addition of Tvetcov and Marcotte build on the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team’s already strong overall roster, in an effort to strengthen the program futher for the 2018 season.
GC and time trial expert Serge Tvetkov comes to the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team fresh from a stage win and second overall at the inaugural Colorado Classic last month. The Romanian 28-year-old also claimed third overall at the 2014 USA Pro Challenge and is looking for the elusive win in one of these prestigious U.S. multi-day races. With USA Cycling Pro Road Tour winner Gavin Mannion returning for the 2018 season, Tvetkov’s addition will serve as a GC double threat for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team.
“This move is a huge step up in my career,” Tvetkov said. “My goal is to peak in May and after that focus on the Utah and Colorado races, in which I have been very close to the overall win. For now, I look forward to meeting my new team.”
Marcotte, a former U.S. road and criterium champion from Scottsdale, Arizona, will boost UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team’s firepower in tough one day races and sprint finishes.
“For me, this is a great opportunity to be with one of the top programs out there,” Marcotte said. “It’s very well run and organized, as well as competitive in all events. It will allow me to race in places I have yet to, test my limits and help the program in achieving their race and sponsor goals.”
A sprinting specialist, Marcotte will once again be joining former SmartStop teammate, Travis McCabe, at the start line. Only this time they’ll be wearing the same team jersey.
“I’m so excited about this,” 37-year-old Marcotte said. “Travis is like my brother. We are really close. It’s been great to be a part of his success in the beginning and see him continue to progress. Now we cross paths again, and I hope to contribute to more of the same kind of successes.”
The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling men’s team will be buoyed by a massively strong returning roster including national criterium champion and Tour of Utah stage winner Travis McCabe, Tour of Hongrie winner Daniel Jaramillo, and Luke Keough, who won multiple stages at the Tour du Maroc this year. Mannion will continue to focus on GC podiums after claiming second overall at both the Cascade Cycling Classic and Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.
“The two new additions for 2018 bolster our already strong roster. We see the addition of Tvetcov as a great way to strengthen our GC chances, where we have already seen some big results in 2017. The addition of Marcotte helps our sprinting and one-day race strength. Our returning roster is strong, and we are excited to see where our growth will take us in 2018,” said Seba Alexandre, Sporting Director.
After an impressive 2017 season with Gavin Mannion taking the overall individual win, and the team finishing second on Pro Road Tour points the squad will be taking aim at even higher hopes for 2018.
2018 UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Preliminary men’s roster:
- Janier Acevedo
- Carlos Alzate
- Alex Cataford
- Jonny Clarke
- Daniel Eaton
- Sebastian Haedo
- Adrian Hegyvary
- Daniel Jaramillo
- Luke Keough
- Gavin Mannion
- Eric Marcotte
- Travis McCabe
- Lachlan Norris
- Tanner Putt
- Serghei Tvetcov