On Monday, EF Education-EasyPost announced its support for the ONTO junior program. The ONTO team was founded in 2014 in Greenville, South Carolina to develop promising young cyclists. EF Education-EasyPost founder and CEO Jonathan Vaughters said that EF will now co-sponsor the team with the goal of continuing the support for young cyclists.
“I hope that this project shows that talented kid in Ohio, or Québec, or Los Angeles, who might have seen the Tour de France on Instagram and decided that they want to be a bike racer, that they can get there if they work hard and commit to it,” Vaughters said . “That is how our team got started. We were a junior team first. And ultimately that is the most important thing that we can do. We’re going to be keeping a close eye on North American junior races. Prove yourself there, and EF Education-ONTO could be your shot to learn what it takes to race as a pro and show what you can do against the best in the world.”
Ashlin Barry has been showing he’s one of the best juniors in North America , so it’s no surprise he’s on the team. He guest rode for the ONTO team last year after some solid performances.
“In 2022, at the Tour of America’s Dairyland in Milwaukee, I was racing against them. That’s where I first briefly met the team and Rusty Miller, the team director. He then invited me to race as a guest rider at the […]