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June 20th,  2018

Coming off a big win at the 2018 Collegiate Criterium National Championships, Aevolo Cycling is excited to announce the signing of 20-year-old Imeh Nsek. Nsek’s first race with the team will be the upcoming U.S. Pro Nationals in Knoxville, Tennessee. 


Nsek’s most recent results include placing second on the first stage of the Junior Tour de Neiderschaschen in Germany. He’s finished third twice at Junior Mountain Bike Nationals and was the best American finisher at 2016 Junior Paris Roubaix.


“For 2018, my goal is to learn what it takes to race at a professional level, and get to know my new teammates,” Nsek said. “I'm also looking forward to racing the bigger races and doing training camps. A personal goal I have is to finish my undergraduate degree in a timely manner.”


Born and raised in Ontario, California, Nsek studies economics at Cal State Fullerton. 


“I’m glad to be based in southern California because the Inland Empire and Orange County have a great cycling community,” said Nsek, whose hobbies include yo-yoing, listening to audio books and watching “The Office.” 


Despite the busy schedule, the team still found quiet time to work on school work, as well as memorize each other’s birthdate and birthplace, an impromptu competition first conquered by recent birthday boy Tyler Stites.

Joining Nsek at US Pro Nationals is Gage Hecht, who took silver at last year’s Under 23 Road Nationals, Alex Hoehn, Nick McKey, Jason Saltzman, Michael Hernandez and Tyler Stites.


Racing begins Thursday, June 21 with the U.S. Pro National Individual Time Trial Championship. The next evening at 7:45 p.m. EDT, downtown Knoxville will host the U.S. Pro Criterium Championshipon a 1.1-mile course, featuring six corners and one steep climb. After a rest day the main event, U.S. Pro Road Race Championships takes place at 1:15 p.m. and will be live streamed on USA Cycling YouTube and Facebook channels. 

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