Category 3-5 men make up the core of xXx Racing-AthletiCo team and the Men's Development Program exists to promote teamwork, skills and camaraderie for those athletes. The MDP provides its members with opportunities to improve as racers with clinics, seminars, and advice from the individual members who are committed to the success of their teammates. We believe that the MDP program is unique amongst Chicago area teams in its breadth and access to elite racers and coaching and that it will provide you with a distinct competitive advantage.

The benefits of MDP include:

  • Focused on-bike clinics and coaching, participation and mentoring from over 20 Cat 1/2 team members on topics like:
    • Sprinting and pack riding
    • Spring criterium clinic
    • Team and individual race tactics/strategy
    • On and off-season training
    • Race-day preparation
    • Cyclocross skills clinic
  • Access to top level coaching from our team coaches ranging from everything from strength training to nutrition
  • MDP group rides with group skills and drills
  • Vast cycling library full of books on training, nutrition and race strategy.
  • Team training camps in San Luis Obispo, CA, Ashville, NC and DuPont State Forest, NC
  • Pre-race strategy and information and race day team tactics meetings
  • Group computrainer sessions with xXx Racing sponsor Formula Fitness Club
  • Recognition programs – MDP’s “Guy of the Month” and “Guy of the Year” for exceptional racing, team support, kit coordination, or FTP increases

The 2019 MDP captains are: Jared Verbeke and Erik Didriksen. They can be reached at