A new beginning for
Scott Tedro’s squad
The story starts with Bike Religion, a company that has
three retail bike shops in Orange County, California, and
moves a lot of Cannondale bikes. They heard that Sho-Air,
another Orange County-based company and sponsor of both
professional and amateur race teams, was open to new
opportunities and ideas. The Bike Religion folks thought a
Sho-Air/Cannondale combination could be a great fit, and
they started making some calls.
Those calls led to Sho-Air’s Scott Tedro and Cannondale’s
Bob Burbank, their global general manager, meeting over dinner during the Interbike trade show to work out the final
details of how the new team would be structured. Scott was
Nice girls finish first: Pua Mata has an infectious smile and a
friendly demeanor that belie just how serious and determined a
competitor she can be. This girl tore it up in 2012 and appears
to be gaining momentum.
The 2013 Sho-Air/Cannondale squad: (From left) Max Plaxton,
Alex Grant, Pua Mata, Josh Hayes, Manny Prado, Tinker Juarez,
Jeremiah Bishop and Eric Bostrom.
Fast operator: Tyson “Ty” Kady, featured in our May 2012 story
“America’s Fastest Amateur,” will serve as the Sho-Air/Cannondale’s director of team operations. And yes, he will still
be tearing it up in the amateur ranks as well.