His immediate goals are the World Cup for 2005, his first as an Elite (over-23), and the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne in 2006.
In a call to Specialized Founder and President, Mike Sinyard, Killeen commented, "I'm truly honored to be a part of the Specialized family. To continue in the racing legacy that Specialized has created is not something I take lightly. I've always admired Specialized and their products and now that I'm riding for the team and alongside a legend like Ned is simply incredible! Also, I'm so pleased that Specialized has such a strong presence in Europe, especially in the UK, my home country."
Liam has been racing for Gary Fisher for the past few years and paid tribute to the team, "I was very fortunate to have an excellent team around me in my formative years and my decision to move on was not one I took lightly. I learnt a great deal from my teammates about professionalism, race craft and being an ambassador for your sport. Without that, I would not be in a position I am today, ready to lead my own team into 2005 and beyond, as the lead rider. I felt that after achieving a great deal as an under 23 rider, it was time to make a fresh start for my elite career. I sincerely wish the Gary Fisher team much success in 2005 and look forward to racing their riders on the circuit next year."