2007 Team rosters
Team Schroeder Iron
Schroeder Iron sponsors cycling again
After a three-year hiatus, the Schroeder Iron Corporation is again sponsoring an elite cycling team. With experience running the highly successful Schroeder Iron Pro Cycling Team, the company's President and CEO, Frank Schroeder, is approaching this effort with a slightly different emphasis.
The new team will be populated by talented elite masters rather than pro racers. Schroeder's intent is to develop a team that can give back to the sport by mentoring younger, less experienced riders. "There's been so much negativity in the cycling world lately," says Schroeder, "We're really proud to be doing something positive for the sport." The team will also donate all of its winnings to the development of the Southern California Velo Junior Squad.
The Schroeder Iron talent pool includes doctors, business and medical professionals, government officials, and business owners. The roster includes both current and past national and state champions. In other words, this team is comprised of people who are successful both on and off the bike, the kind of people ideally positioned to help young riders find success in the sport of cycling and in life.
Old friends SC Velo and Incycle Bicycles, a pro-level bike shop in San Dimas, Chino and Pasadena Ca, as well as Cannondale, Fizik, Bell Helmets, Diadora, Voler, Easton, Speedplay and Oakley support the current team.
Schroeder's experience in cycling dates back several years to the sponsorship of the SC Velo team in the year 2001. That endeavor led to the sponsorship of the Schroeder Iron Pro Team in 2002 and 2003. That team's roster was made up of such cycling stars as: Gordon McCauley, recipient of the Oceania Pro Tour Championship for the 2005/2006 season; Chann McRae, U.S. Pro Champion; Aaron Olson, now a member of the T-Mobile team; Miguel Meza, former European professional who rode in the Giro; and Hilton Clarke, winner of many major U.S. criteriums last year. The Schroeder Iron Pro Team had two very successful seasons and was very competitive against other US teams with much bigger budgets.
2007 Schroeder Iron / Incycle Elite Masters Team Roster