Team Type 1 was created in 2005 to inspire people with diabetes around the world to take control of their health through
diet, exercise and proper health care. TT1 won the corporate team division of the Race Across America
(RAAM) in 2006 and 2007 before re- organizing as a UCI-registered professional continental team for 2008.
Four members of its 15-rider pro team are athletes with Type 1
Team Type 1's roster for the nine-stage,
855-mile race includes three Australians -- Matt Wilson, Ben Brooks and Fabio Calabria -- as well as
American Ian MacGregor, New Zealand's Glen Chadwick and Moises Aldape of Mexico. Calabria, who was diagnosed with
Type 1 diabetes seven years ago, will represent the Type 1 athletes.
TT1 Sport Director Ed Beamon said he
is excited to have the opportunity to showcase the team at such an important race.
"Team Type 1 has an important message about diabetes care and wellness, and we are happy to begin our season
with such a large audience," Beamon said. "Matt Wilson has good form, and we expect to be aggressive
and competitive in every stage."
Beamon said several TT1 racers have been racing and training independently in
Australia and South America, giving him hope that a stage win or two is not out of the question.
never an easy race," he said. "All of the top riders want to win and the battle is always hard for stages as well as
the general classification. I expect the same this year."
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