Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Polygon Sweet Nice

This had been pretty solid for a while but not confirmed until now - happy to say what I'm doing in 2013.


Polygon Sweet Nice has been confirmed UCI Continental Status under the Irish Cycling Federation. PSN is an Indonesian based team in operation since 1999 racing primarily the Asian Circuit. For the 2013 season, they are registered as an Irish team with five Irish riders, namely Daniel Clifford, Mark Dowling, Stephen Halpin, Charles Prendergast and Ryan Sherlock.

The teams main focus will remain the Asian Circuit but the recently announced UCI 2.2 AnPost Ras will rate highly in the teams objectives as well as other European races as yet to be finalized.
Quote from Ryan Sherlock:

“We had been working on putting this together for a while – it had frustrated me that there has not been an Irish Continental team for many years and when the opportunity arose, I jumped at the chance to help setup PSN as an Irish squad. PSN has been successfully racing the Asian Circuit for many years with a great setup in place – I'm really happy we can join into this established team.

We hope that this will be the first year in a great development for the team and give an opportunity for Irish riders to race at a higher level.

Cycling Ireland have been fundamental on getting this off the ground – they made the process as smooth as possible and I would personally like to thank our federation for all their time and assistance.”


Full Team
CHRISTOPHER TJONDROKUSUMO Antonius
INA 

CLIFFORD Daniel
IRL 

DOWLING Mark
IRL 

HALPIN Stephen
IRL 

KUZMIN Sergey
KAZ 

NOHALES NIETO Edgar
ESP 

NUR ARIF PRAYOGO Dealton
INA 

PRANATA Jimmy
INA 

PRENDERGAST Charles John
IRL 

RIYANTO Agung
INA 

SHERLOCK Ryan
IRL 


Sports Director 
Mr. TJONDROKUSUMO HARIJANTO Sastra
Representative of the team 
Mr. CARR Stewart

7 comments:

Liam Howard said...

Congratulations Ryan!

I'm looking forward to following the team for the 2013 season and eager to see the no doubt positive effect it will have on the Irish race scene!

Best of luck,
Liam.

Ryan Sherlock said...

Thanks - I hope that it will give something for up and coming Irish folks to strive for.

Paul Deans said...

Congratulations and well done, looking forward to welcoming the Team into Skerries on 26th May

Regards
Paul

Anonymous said...

Dear Ryan,
Congrats on your pro contract,. just a quick question - a friend of mine wants to participate in a triathlon this summer what would you recommend as a starter racer bike not to expensive is key.

Clive Byrne

Ryan Sherlock said...

@Clive
I'm afraid that my knowledge of starter tri bikes is very deep. What I do say though is:
1) Make sure the bike fits - get a bike fit if possible (retul is great) to know that it is the right size. A bike that fits like a clove is better than any groupset upgrade!
2) Purchasing locally is good - support the local economy, and if you run into any isses - much easier to resolve. Unfortunately, Polygon Bikes do not have bikes in Ireland (yet) but Cycleways in the city (who have supported Mel and I for years) have a pretty big selection and they know there stuff. Go downstairs and say Ryan sent you.

Ryan Sherlock said...

@Paul - Yeah - can't wait to be racing the Ras later in the year.

Capreolus said...

I am spanish. Edgar told me about you, so I know you are a good boy and very professional. For that reason now I follow you :). You were fine in the Tour of Azebaiyan, especially in the Queen stage.

P.D. I lived in Ireland, maybe I would come back.