Jeremy and Gabby Durrin have formed a husband-and-wife team for the 2014/2015 cyclocross season, partnering with U.K. title sponsor Neon Velo.
Neon Velo is an English boutique cycling brand that has an existing U23 development team in the U.K. The company first entered the cycling scene through custom tours and cycling trips for the corporate U.K. market. Neon Velo is expanding into the U.S., which is one reason why they are sponsoring an American cyclocross team.
“Partnering with Neon Velo as our title sponsor is something I am really excited about,” said Gabby Durrin. “Being a British rider, it seems only natural to have the backing of a British company. We also love the idea of having representation in both the U.K. and U.S., as it means that both Jeremy and I can give maximum exposure to our sponsors. Having the development team already established in the U.K. enables us both to have support at the races in the U.K. and Europe.”
The Durrins have become one of the most talented cyclocross couples in recent seasons. Gabby is ranked top-15 in the world and notched three top-10 results in the 2013 Superprestige series. Jeremy has been moving up the ranks over the last few seasons, grabbing a handful of top-five and top-10 results at domestic UCI races in 2013.
“This new program is exciting,” said Jeremy Durrin. “Having the backing of Neon Velo and the support of all of the other sponsors has shown Gabby and I that these people believe in us and think we can do great things for the sport. Running our own program is new for us, but we are confident and very enthusiastic about this challenge. We are very much looking forward to representing our sponsors this season, racing hard, and standing on the podium! We are excited and very proud of what has come together.”
The couple will be riding Trek Boone 9 bikes for the coming season.
“Trek is very pleased to have Gabby Durrin and Jeremy Durrin racing on the new Trek Boone 9,” said Matt Shriver, Trek team liaison. “Trek is a like a family and we are happy to have two more awesome racers, but even better people on our bikes. Gabby and Jeremy both bring years of racing experience as well as refreshing enthusiasm to the front of the elite races. We are looking forward to working closely with Gabby and Jeremy during the season and having them fly the Trek colors off the front.”
The sponsor line-up complementing Neon Velo includes Trek, Castelli, Giro, Oakley, SRAM, Easton, Crank Brothers, Fizik, Challenge, Pedros, Skratch, Bearded Bros energy bars, Grimpeur Bros coffee, and Graphic Innovations.