Team member #1, Team member #2, Team member #3
Cid Cardoso, Jr
Cid returns to the team again this year as both a co-title sponsor and a stand-out athlete...and now, Masters athlete. Look for him to put an assault on the Masters ranks (2nd Masters Open in the IONCTS 2010 standings), getting back to business on the podium this year in both the IONCTS and at his favorite, Iron-distance races. Cid has more than twenty years of race experience and as many Ironmans on his resume. His modesty hides his history. We recently learned that he was a sponsored triathlete as a teenager in his native Brazil, which is almost unheard of at that time. He basically chose college in the US over becoming a professional triathlete, which explains how an amateur athlete of his caliber beats up a fair number of pros. He is strong at all distances and disciplines but seems most in his element on long, hard bike rides.