Congrats to Brendan and Ansel and the rest of the US Jr. Nat Team on their huge win in Switzerland!

Congrats to Brendan and Ansel and the rest of the US Jr. Nat Team on their huge win in Switzerland!
(left to right) Phil O'Donnell, Geoffrey Curran (Pays de Vaud winner), Ansel Dickey (KMS), Miguel Bryon, Justin Oien, Brendan Rhim (KMS)

KMS at the ECCC collegiate races

KMS at the ECCC collegiate races
Ansel, Brendan and Peter, Jr. take 1st, 2nd and 4th at the RISD/Brown Univ collegiate crit in downtown Providence, RI

Congrats to Ansel and Brendan for being chosen for the Jr. Nat Team trip to Switz and Germany!

Congrats to Ansel and Brendan for being chosen for the Jr. Nat Team trip to Switz and Germany!
Brendan and Ansel take 1st and 2nd at the Tour of the Battenkill

KMS' Erin Donohue on the 2012 US Jr. Worlds Team

KMS' Erin Donohue on the 2012 US Jr. Worlds Team
(bottom row 4th from left)

Erin Donahue in the Jr. Women World Championships Road Race in Limburg, Holland

CONGRATS TO ANSEL AND BRENDAN FOR THEIR 1ST AND 2ND PLACE AT THE TD BANK MAYER'S CUP CRITERIUM!

CONGRATS TO ANSEL AND BRENDAN FOR THEIR 1ST AND 2ND PLACE AT THE TD BANK MAYER'S CUP CRITERIUM!

KMS/Start House's Brendan Rhim wins the 17-18 National Criterium Championships in Augusta, GA!

KMS/Start House's Brendan Rhim wins the 17-18 National Criterium Championships in Augusta, GA!

KMS' Ansel Dickey places 3rd in the 17-18 Junior National Road Race Championships!

KMS' Ansel Dickey places 3rd in the 17-18 Junior National Road Race Championships!

Thanks to Champion System for Brendan's amazing National Champion's kit!

Thanks to Champion System for Brendan's amazing National Champion's kit!

KMS Cycling Team Program Detailed Overview

The KMS Cycling Team is a comprehensive junior cycling development program. The team is coached by 1985 US Junior Worlds Team Member, 1989 US Collegiate National Champion, past pro racer and 30- year racing veteran, Peter Vollers, and Development Team Coach, Brad Ramsay. All team equipment and technical assistance is provided by the The Start House Ski and Bike Shop in Woodstock, Vermont.

The program starts with children of young ages with weekly bike rides (on any bike) from the Start House. These rides are organized by our elite and development team members so we have immediate integration of all levels of the team. During the summer months on Tuesday evenings, some of our cubs/kids team members have their first racing experience on the mini infield track at Twin-State Speedway in Claremont, NH and our cubs are encouraged to take part in the many cub-level cyclocross races taking place all over New England in the fall and winter.

From our cubs/kids team, the riders progress to the KMS Development Team. Many team members will also join our program at this level. KMS Development Team members focus their racing on New England prep school league racing as well Eastern Conference Collegiate Racing in the spring (KMS worked with USA Cycling and eastern conference promoters and officials to arrange for any high school student in the country to register a team and race in the well-developed collegiate conference races) and northeast region USAC races, including the entire fall/winter cyclocross season.

From our development team, some of our top juniors graduate to the KMS/Start House Cycling Team (KMS elite team). These riders are heavily supported with racing bikes for both road and cyclocross from Trek and Bontrager from the Start House, free kits and help with entry fees and travel expenses so they can attend international races like the International Junior Tour of Ireland , the Tour de Rimouski, the US Junior National Championships and other top level races. The team also takes part in the full New England cyclocross season.

Many of the riders on both the KMS development team and the elite team attend our sponsoring school, Killington Mountain School, which now offers a full-time cycling program where students in grades 8 thru 12 can attend the school while taking part in the KMS Cycling Team program. Just like with KMS' skiing and snowboarding programs, the cycling student-athlete's curriculum is arranged around their training and racing program to allow for maximum flexibility. The KMS school program is a great way for kids who are not from the Woodstock area to take part in our program and train and race with the team on a full-time basis.

If you're interested in the KMS Cycling Team program, please contact Head Coach, Peter Vollers, at pvollers@killingtonmountainschool.org or call him at 802-291-2419 or KMS Development Team Coach, Brad Ramsay, at bramsay@killingtonmountainschool.org.

KMS Kids Ride

Wondering how the team trains in the Vermont winter? Click on this video:

KMS/Start House Cycling Team (KMS Elite Team)

  • Ansel Dickey (18) Team Captain
  • Brendan Rhim (18)
  • Peter Vollers, Jr. (17)

KMS Development Team

  • John Ramsay (19)
  • Alden Suokko (17)
  • Jonah MeadVanCort (17)
  • Tommy Shebell (17)
  • Noah Barrow (15)
  • Ian Clarke (15)

KMS Cubs Team

  • Turner Ramsay (13) Cub Team Captain
  • Caroline Keller (14)
  • Carl Gebhardt (11)

Thanks so much to our van and trailer sponsors!

Thanks so much to our van and trailer sponsors!
Randolph National Bank, Janice Graham, CPA, Vollers Law, Start House Ski and Bike, Performance Unlimited, Sudie's, About Face Orthodontics, Sushi Yoshi, Suokkos, DHMC, Seiple Home Inspections, Green View Advisors, Toast and Jam, Killington Resort, Dunne & Calder, McNeill Construction

Care to become a MEGACAP, van or trailer sponsor? Just click on the bikereg link below!

KMS Cycling Team Training and Event Calendar

KMS Team Bike

KMS Team Bike
2012 Trek Madone 5.5 with Bontrager Aeolus 5 D3 Tubulars all available from the Start House Ski and Bike Shop in Woodstock, VT

Friday, March 30, 2012

Plan for the weekend

Here's the plan for the weekend:

Saturday (Battenkill recon ride):   We'll aim to leave my house by 7 am (realistically 7:15) and we'll pick Kenny and John up at Olsen's Country Store in Bwater Corners (intersection of Rt 4 and Rt 100A).   We'll stop at a diner in Manchester for bfast on the way.  Plan is to do the ride at a very moderate pace as most of the team is racing Marblehead on Sun.  We'll stop at least once on the ride for food.   All kids should bring money for breakfast and for stops.   We'll be back home for dinner.

Sunday (Marblehead RR):   Leaving at 5 am (gulp).  We'll do a quick stop for an egg sandwich after we get off the highway in Salem.   We'll have a nice lunch at the Barnacle in Mhead after the races and then be home in time for dinner.   Kids should bring money for food.

For those doing Yale next weekend, please don't forget to register.  So far, I have Ansel, Erin, Brendan, Peter and Alden racing (Tommy will be home for Easter).

Also, the kits are in!   I'll leave the individual bags at the Start House for pickup.

Thanks!

Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26 weekly update

Wow, what a weekend!  I was the '89 Collegiate National Champion and I was runner up '92, so college racing is very near and dear to my heart.  Now I think it's already near and dear to our team's hearts.   The racing was outstanding.  Incredible competition from top schools like Yale, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, UPenn, MIT, Columbia, Williams, UVM, etc..  Excellent courses, expert officiating, flawless timing, all in a mini stage race with very low entry fees.   There was even great announcing by volunteer college kids.   Just a great buzz with lots of camaraderie.  And boy did our kids take to it.  In three races in two days, we had:

Saturday road race:  Peter, Jr. 3rd in Mens B, Erin 8th in Womens A, Ansel 17th in Mens A, Alden 20th in Mens B.  Peter made the winning break, but with a downhill, tailwind sprint, he had little hope in Jr. gearing, but he still podiumed.

Sunday Invid. Time Trial:   Peter, Jr. 1st in M-B, Erin 10th in W-A, Ansel 13th in M- A, Alden 17th in M-B

Sunday afternoon criterium:  Ansel 2nd in M-A, Erin 3rd in W-A, Peter Jr. mid-pack  and Alden finishing just off the back.  This was a breakthrough race for everyone, not only because everyone raced so strong, but because everyone raced so smart!  From Alden riding strong to finish despite being ill last week, to Peter timing his breakaway attempt almost to perfection (he got caught with a half lap to go), to Erin placing 3rd in a race ending in field sprint (!) to Ansel saving his legs the whole race by committing to a field sprint finish and then executing said field sprint perfectly, it was a coach's dream race.

Full results here:  http://velocityresults.com/

Also, for many pics of the weekend, check out these galleries:

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For this week, check out the training calendar on the team website.  On Saturday, we'll be heading down to Cambridge NY to recon the Tour of the Battenkill course.  This will be a good base-mileage for our alpine kids as we'll keep it very slow and take lots of stops.   Please let me know if you plan to attend.

Thanks!