The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is pleased to welcome Slovenian cyclist Janez Brajkovič to the squad for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Brajkovič comes to the program with an impressive list of wins at the top of the sport, including overall victory at the 2012 Tour of Slovenia, 2010 Critérium du Dauphiné, and 2007 Tour de Georgia. Brajkovič started his professional career in 2005 after winning the under-23 World Championship time trial in 2004, and confirmed his abilities as an all-around rider and a top-level general classification contender when he rode to 9th place overall in the 2012 Tour de France. As a part of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, Brajkovič bolsters an already strong team of talented athletes, adding significant power in the time trial discipline and overall classification.
Brajkovič commented, “I’m very excited to join the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. I’m extremely motivated and I know we’ll have great years together. I’m ready to lead when appropriate, and also to work for my new team as the race and situation demands it. Teamwork is a very strong component with this program and I’m looking forward to contributing to that.” Goals for the 2015 season include weeklong stage races in Europe and the United States, especially races like the Amgen Tour of California, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, and USA Pro Challenge, which suit Brajkovič’s riding style and are particularly important to the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team.
General manager Mike Tamayo commented, “Jani was looking for a team where he could be a leader and get back to his winning ways, where teamwork is a primary focus. An atmosphere in which the team will rally behind him and one that he can also give back to. We can provide that tight-knit community and level of support to get Jani back to a place where he is winning races. He’s a great fit for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team, as a rider and a personality.”