SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 18, 2021) — Park City, Utah native and two-time U23 national champion Tanner Putt has been named team director for CS Velo Racing Team, a Philadelphia-based domestic elite and club cycling team.
The former United Healthcare standout and Hincapie veteran has been in some of the most respected programs in USA cycling. Putt has an intimate knowledge of what it takes to build a successful race team as he steps into his new role as DS for the Team.
“I’m extremely excited to join CS Velo Racing as the director for the 2022 season. Over the past few years, CS Velo has proven to be one of the top domestic elite teams in the country and I’m eager to help them build on that success and grow the program in the future,” says Putt. “We will have a full schedule in the U.S. including Pro Nationals, Tour of the Gila, Redlands, Joe Martin, and many major criteriums. Since ending my own professional racing career, I have aspired to direct a team and get back in the action. I’m thrilled to see that dream finally become a reality.”
CS (which stands for Combined Strength) Velo is built on the premise that people are stronger as a group than as individuals, both on the bike and in life. Many of the team members have experienced the untimely loss of friends and loved ones after battling illnesses like cancer. The team aims to underscore that a group is stronger, and with that combined strength, people can succeed in life and on the bike. Teammates are invited to add the name of a loved one in whose honor they ride to the team jersey each year, and together carry these names as they ride to remind people of their core value: Combined Strength. CS Velo riders intend to be “good guys” who ride and compete with a purpose.