Age: 17
Hometown: Sherman, CT
Category: 3 Road, 3 CX, 3 Track
A fixture on the northeast junior cycling scene for the last 2 years, Connor Sallee brought his game to a new level in 2006, graduating to the category 3 ranks and winning his first stage race – the Nicole Reinhart Memorial Tour de FCCC – in the process. Connor’s natural talent is evident simply by watching the man pedal, he rode to 23rd place in the National Cyclocross Championships this December in Rhode Island despite having taken a month off from racing and training. Fighting bad luck and fatigue, he also finished an impressive 21st at the climbing-intense Green Mountain Stage Race in Vermont this September. Connor can time trial and climb; he is on the radar screen for the USCF National Program and was invited to the development camp in Colorado this year. 2007 should be the year Connor climbs to the upper echelon of junior racing.