THE ASPIRE TEAM
Jeremy Powers is the four-time and current US National Cyclocross Champion. He has been racing cyclocross since 2004, racking up over 85 UCI victories in the past decade of racing. In addition to his career as a racer, he created Behind The Barriers in 2010 to give fans a peek into his life, and later formed BTBtv to bring US cyclocross racing to fans around the world. He helped create a non profit organization, the JAM Fund, with longtime friends Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman. Most recently, he formed Aspire Racing, a team devoted to growing top-tier talent in the US, and worked with Motofish to create a documentary-style series called The Book of Cross.
2004-2016 85+ UCI Victories
2015 Pan American Cyclocross Champion
2015 9th in the World Cup Overall
2016, 2015, 2014, 2012 USA Cycling National Champion
2009-2016 #1 USA Cycling Ranked Rider
2013 USA Cycling PROCX Series Champion
2010-2012 U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross Champion
Ellen is 20 years old, a student at the University of Massachusetts, three-time National Champion in cyclocross. Originally from Maine, she recently moved to Western Massachusetts to attend college while simultaneously focusing on her career as a racer. She began her pro career on Jeremy’s developmental team, the JAM Fund, before joining Aspire Racing in 2016, where she racked up wins on the road as well as in the cyclocross season, becoming the first U23 Woman to wear the leader’s jersey in the World Cup series.
3x Cyclocross National Champion (U23 Women, 17-18 Women)
2x Cyclocross Pan-American Continental Champion (U23 Women)
6th place UCI Cyclocross World Championships, 2016 (U23)
14th place 2015 Koksijde Cyclocross World Cup (Elite)
6th place finish at Elite Cyclocross Nationals in 2015
Cover of Cyclocross Magazine, Issue 29
Molly is the Aspire Racing team manager and a writer for Bicycling magazine. She’s also the author of “Mud, Snow and Cyclocross” (with a chapter on Jeremy Powers!), “Saddle, Sore: A Women-Only Guide to You and Your Bike,” and “Fuel Your Ride.” When not traveling with the Aspire crew, she and her husband Peter Glassford travel the country in search of good riding and new adventures while running their podcast, The Consummate Athlete.
Tom is head of all equipment at Aspire Racing and Jeremy’s mechanic since 2011, when he was the Master Mechanic for Rapha-Focus racing. He’s been a pro cycling mechanic for over a decade, even working in Europe with the Garmin-Sharp Pro Cycling Team, and when he’s not fine-tuning Jeremy’s bikes, he can be found at home in Colorado with his wife and two daughters. (He also won Cyclocross Mechanic’s Nationals in 2016 in Asheville! ) In his downtime, he can be spotted running or shooting hoops—or riding bikes, of course!
Brandon is a racer, a coach, mechanic and without question, a big cog in the Aspire Racing machine. Brandon joined Aspire in 2015 and in 2016, he primarily supports Ellen and takes care of her machines. When not traveling with the team, he can be found at home with his wife and son in North Carolina, where he manages his coaching business, Wattage Cottage. Or, he can be found at the start line of mountain bike epics, including Leadville in 2016.