August 17, 1981
Hometown: Blenheim, New Zealand
In his second season of North American pro cycling, Jason Allen will
split his time between Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada and New Zealand's
world-class track cycling program.
Starting off a track season which will include the Commonwealth Games
in March and the UCI World Championships in April, Jason was part
of New Zealand's winning team pursuit at the World Cup in Manchester,
England in December 2005 and took third in the individual pursuit
at the Los Angles World Cup in January 2006.
After track world's, Jason will return stateside to tackle the rest
of the season with Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada. Racing a similar
program in 2005 with McGuire-Langdale, Jason showed that, despite
his track racing pedigree, he can endure both distance and bad weather
by taking 5th in the wet, cold 137-mile finale of the Tour of Connecticut,
followed by second place in the Tour of Somerville, both in May 2005.