Word has it that a couple Southern California racers have been selected by USA Cycling to race in some prominent upcoming competitions. Monster Media Racing teammates, Justin Oien and Seth Veenbaas, have raced well enough (in fact better than well enough) to have been selected as members of the junior development team in Belgium this Spring. The rumor mill says that both young men will participate in the Junior edition of Paris-Roubaix. You may recall that last year Seth won the SCNCA 15/16 road race championship and wrote a recap of the race which I posted here. Already this year, Seth has picked up a big win, at the Boulevard Road Race, in early February. Just to make the selection of the National Team seems quite an accomplishment to me; to be able to race the Paris-Roubaix - experience of a lifetime.
Congratulations, and good racing to both.