Did anyone else see that Michael Ball, Ed Beamon and Jonathan Vaughters are running for USPRO Trustee positions?
Only USPRO license holders can vote in that category (USA Cycling is also electing representatives) but this part of the candidate statement by Ball is interesting:
"As the At-Large Trustee for USPRO, I will continue my commitment to you
and ensure your voice is heard. From periodic rider forums at major races to
establishing a dedicated rider forum online, I will listen to your ideas,
feedback and concerns. I will keep working toward changes that improve the
quality of events and increase the positive exposure the sport needs to grow.
I will also promote unified, cooperative action between teams, race
organizers and USA Cycling membership."
Vaughters is up against Ken Mills (a ROAD Magazine columnist who works for Kelly Benefit Strategies), while Rock Racing's Ball is running against Beamon, who directs Team Type 1. Athlete Trustees are Nick Reistad, Dylan Casey and Will Frischkorn (only Reistad has a statement up).
Votes have to be cast - USPRO or otherwise - by Aug. 15.