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News / 11.10.2018

​On Wednesday, the Blue Ribbon Racing Team expanded their wings and brought two elite operators into the fold: Andrew Petti and Anthony Ca​o​, both formerly of Foundation racing. Joining Eamonn and Ben, Blue Ribbon's U23 #squad is now a well-oiled machine the likes of which have not graced cat's paw since ​Gavi rode for Garmin. But I digress. ​Ladies and gentleman of the squadron, please join me in welcoming​ the future of our nation, the young riders who will launch this team by each and every riders' very chamois​,...

Races / 11.05.2018

This week, we were racing in the center of the runway instead of against the grass to the right. Some sort of new permit rule. This led to some pretty sketchy racing as we were totally unfamiliar with the potholes and road conditions that far off to the center. Riders were going down left and right. After a huge crash on the last lap, everyone was a bit nervous. About 150m from the final corner, I launched my attack and I opened up a sizable gap on the...

Races / 08.05.2018

Sunday, May 6th, marked the second annual Zach Koop Memorial Criterium. The race is obviously very special to us as a team and it takes place just a few days after the anniversary of Zach's passing on May 3rd, 2016. When Zach raced this course, he would race with a heart full of courage and the ability to rip the field to shreds. The race is generally held on a day which is either windy, cold, rainy or some dastardly combination of the three - weather Zach would...

News / 22.04.2018

As April rolled around, the team began finding its early-season legs by dipping their toes in a number of local and regional races. For 2018, Blue Ribbon has redesigned the kit that has been in rotation for the past 5 years. The new kit focuses on a sleek navy blue design with silver highlights. The manufacturer is the Belgian Vermarc which outfits Pro Tour teams such as Lotto Soudal and Quick Step Floors. The modern minimalist aesthetic serves to help our racers pick each other out in the crowded NYC...

Results / 19.04.2018

Blue Ribbon's newest addition to the team is a Brooklyn-native Ben Gorodetsky. True to form, Ben was bursting at the seams with energy and hopefulness when he came aboard. Only 6 weeks into his first season with the team, Ben landed himself on his first podium and, this past Thursday night, attacked in the second lap of his race to open up a gigantic 4 minute gap on the chasing field in very harsh and windy conditions. In Ben's field, the Thursday night series at Floyd Bennet Field awards...

Races / 01.01.2018

Camie Kornely is an experienced racer based out of New Jersey who took on UCI Masters World Track Championships with her sights set not on medals, but on being the best version of herself she could be - and riding faster than she had before. When I first planned my trip to Los Angeles for the UCI Masters World Championships, I forged ahead with complete certainty — I booked the flights, reserved the AirBnB, and the car without a second of doubt. Now, seven months later and stepping off...

News / 03.05.2016

Zach Koop was more than the perfect teammate, he was an inspiration to all. He was a gentle soul who treated everyone with compassion, grace and fairness. Zach was never a man of many words, but always a leader in action. Always even keeled. Constantly smiling and embracing every moment. Loving and loyal. Selfless. Humble in victory. Gracious in defeat. He cherished life, friends and family. He lived the same way he raced. Full of fire. Full of joy. Full of panache. And with a mischievous grin originating from...

News / 03.02.2015

2014 YEAR IN REVIEW
Blue Ribbon-Pennell Venture Partners had a phenomenal season with many victories and high placings! With the support of a strong team Zach Koop was the man of the year! He won the CRCA Jim Boyd competition which is awarded to the racer who accumulates the most points throughout the CRCA club race series. In a chaotic sprint finish Zach won the CRCA club championship race. Zach also won both 1 and 2 of the Rockliegh summer criterium series. Both series came down to the final...

News / 07.03.2014

The polar vortex didn't stop our guys from going to the first CRCA club race of 2014. Race time temperatures were about 18 degrees. On the first lap Zach Koop took off with 3 other riders and established an unassailable lead of about 3 minutes. Zach handily won the sprint giving BR it's first win in the first race of the season! ...