Arizona’s Travis McCabe will join the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling “blue train” next year, the team announced this week.
After a posting successes with Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Racing for just one season, McCabe is moving to a professional continental team.
“I’m really going to miss everyone on Hincapie,” McCabe said. “The team really is a family and it was a hard decision to make, but I really wanted and I feel like I needed to make the step up to [pro-continental], and UHC was the best fit for me.”
After working on his sprint in the off-season, McCabe lit up the peloton in several races this year, including stage wins at Redlands, Tour of Utah, Tour of the Gila and Joe Martin.
With UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, he also will get to team up with fellow Arizonan Daniel Eaton.
The team will shift toward stage races and single-day road events in 2017 after focusing for 10 years on criterium racing, according to a press release.
“I’m looking forward to racing bigger [WorldTour] races and getting to dip my toes into European races,” McCabe said.