Ed Clancy, operations manager for Team Wildlife Generation:
“During this 35th anniversary of the wildly popular Redlands Classic Bicycle Race we are proud to offer a unique opportunity in connecting generations of participants. Over the course of these two days there will be race recaps and live streaming to an audience of millions. Our unique Winner’s Circle p/b Specialized broadcast within the streaming will include interviews, brand presentations, and insights to the days race, plus results.”
About the team:
Van Haute, the former director of the Jelly Belly team for 19 years, matched up with sponsor Leah Sturgis of Wildlife Generation to establish the new The Wildlife Generation p/b Maxxis team earlier this year. The Specialized supported development team, headquartered in San Marcos, Calif., is focused on developing American riders at age 25 or younger.
Van Haute has an impressive resume at developing talented riders, having produced numerous domestic standouts over the course of his leadership, including Tyler Farrar, Gavin Mannion, Lachlan Morton and Kiel Reijnen.
Wildlife Generation is a newly formed organization by Leah Sturgis, a conservationist and video production professional, that will focus on a number of environmental causes both nationally and internationally. She anticipates that the new team will have a dramatic effect on raising awareness and delivering a positive message, among generations, about wildlife and a healthy planet.