WHAT WE OFFER—ELITE AND MASTERS TEAMS
Elite and Masters Teams
ORC supports its highest caliber male and female riders on its Men’s Elite Team and Women’s Elite Team. These Elite Teams help our most accomplished racers reach their full potential as competitive cyclists and ensure that they have a home organization close to their family and community through which they can continue to pursue their cycling goals, even if they spend a lot of time traveling to races around the U.S. or internationally.
Elite competitive cycling is an extremely demanding sport, both physically and emotionally. ORC’s Development Program provides the professional coaching necessary to physically develop riders to be nationally and internationally competitive racers, but they also need local mentors to help with their emotional development as well. ORC’s experienced mentors provide advice and guidance that is essential for nurturing an elite racer’s emotional growth. These elite racers then act as mentors themselves for other cyclists within ORC as well as the community at large. In this way, ORC’s mentoring reaches all levels of riders in the community, from children to men and women of all ages and stages of their development as cyclists.
ORC’s elite racers are primarily developed from within its own Junior, Women’s and Development Programs. The Elite Teams support and showcase these top racers and help them compete on national and international levels.
According to USAC, masters cycling (age 35 and above) is the fastest growing category of amateur competitive cycling, and masters cycling in Florida is extremely competitive. ORC fields several masters teams, whose riders have had consistently good racing results at both local and state events.
ELITE TEAM RESULTS:
The ORC men’s team riders have proven themselves to be able to compare with the best in the country by winning state championships and local races on a regular basis. They also travel around the country competing in national events and have raced in Europe on the US national team. These riders will be competing for spots on the US National and Worlds teams while competing at the biggest National Racing Calendar (NRC) events in the country. They consistently represent their team and sponsors with a winning attitude and professional appearance.
2009 State Champion of Champions 35+ Florida Point Series Winner
2009 3rd State Criterium Championship Masters 35+
2009 State Time Trial 55+ Winner
2009 State Time Trial 55+ 2nd
2009 Florida Points Series Masters 55+ 5th,
2008 Masters Team leads the Masters 55+ Points Series and Florida Cup Series.
2008 3rd State Criterium Championship Masters 35+
5 Gold Medals in the 2008 International Police and Fire Games (1st in Road Race, 1st in Criterium, 1st in Individual TT, and 1st in 1 Kilometer TT, and 1st Overall)
2007 Masters 55+ Team won the Florida Points Series.
In the 2006 Florida Cup Standings ORC had 3rd in Masters 55+, 5th in Masters 35+.
2009 1st Place Tour De Tow Criterium
2009 1st Place Sanford Lakefront Criterium
2009 1st Place New Year’s Day Criterium
2009 2nd Place Sugarloaf Mountain Road Race
2009 Masters racers have 16 wins & 29 podiums
2008 1st Overall Int’l Police & Fire Games
2008 1st Lake Louisa Circuit Race Series
2008 1st Place Sugarloaf Mountain Road Race
2008 1st Place Lake Mary Criterium
2008 Masters racers have 24 wins and 46 podiums.