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Building the Best ParaCyclists: Team Roger C. Peace Captures 10 USA Cycling National Titles

Addison Homes is proud to be a local sponsor of Team Roger C. Peace, an elite-level paracycling team based in Greenville SC.

Addison Homes is proud to be a local sponsor of Team Roger C. Peace, an elite-level paracycling team based in Greenville SC.

Team Roger C. Peace is a para-cycling powerhouse – and Addison Homes is proud to support these elite athletes as they compete “on the road to Rio.”

While the ultimate goal in 2016 is to compete in the Summer Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Team RCP displayed incredible strength at the recent USA Cycling ParaNationals. Led by Alicia Brelsford Dana, David Randall, Mark Gyulafia and Aaron Keith, the team was awarded 10 national championship jerseys and gold medals as athletes strive to earn their spots on the Team USA Paralympic squad.

“The team exceeded our wildest goals by winning a grand total of 18 medals at ParaNationals!” says Jim Cunningham, Team RCP’s director sportif. “Our athletes did an excellent job of preparation and training.”

Jerry Page, team manager and head soigneur, points out that “every member of our ParaNational race team medaled at the Nationals event.  The efforts by first year members Matt Broughton, Cody Jung and Nick Gibb are especially notable because they were able to reach a coveted podium position in very tough race day conditions in their first National Championships.”

Team RCP’s ParaNational Results:

Team Roger C. Peace comprises 12 elite-level paracyclists from across the country, including Jason Griffin of Easley SC.

Team Roger C. Peace comprises 12 elite-level paracyclists from across the country, including Jason Griffin of Easley SC.

 Matt Broughton (Classification T1) — Time Trial, 2nd place

 Alicia Dana (Classification H3) — Road Race, Time Trial and Criterium, 1st place

 Nick Gibb (Classification C5) — Road Race, 3rd place     

 Jason Griffin (Classification C5) — Criterium, 3rd place

 Mark Gyulafia (Classification C) – Criterium, 1st place; Road Race, 2nd place; Time Trial, 3rd place

 Cody Jung (Classification C4) — Time Trial, 3rd  place

 Aaron Keith (Classification C2) — Road Race, Time Trial, Criterium, 1st place

 Tony Pedeferri (Classification H2) — Time Trial, 2nd place; Criterium, 2nd place

 David Randall (Classification H3) —  Road Race, Time Trial, Criterium, 1st place

Team RCP is a partnership between Greenville Health System’s Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, Greenville Cycling & Multi-Sport and Michelin Bicycle, all located in Greenville SC.  That partnership is enhanced by the presence and support of several local sponsors, with contributions coming from Boyd Cycling, Addison Homes and South State Bank.

The services provided to the athletes as part of the American Massage Therapy Association’s research grant are part of a commitment to the highest standards of athletic performance, care and quality of life.  Industry support continues from long-time sponsor TopEnd/Invacare in Florida.  Team RCP received the competitive and aerodynamic advantages of equipment and materials from Rudy Project.  Design and production of this year’s Paralympic commemorative racing kit was executed with particular flair by PrimalWear.

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