I began racing BMX when I was 7, and started racing on the road at age 11.
Heavy climbing races at altitude. I like stage races that are hard day after day.
It’s simply part of what I do, I love to ride and race my bike. I am thankful that I am able to make a career out of my lifelong hobby.
We are a twelve-man professional development team (eight Americans, two Belgians and two Kiwis). Axel Merckx (son of Eddy Merckx) and Lance Armstrong have selected all of the riders for their potential to one day compete in the Tour de France. The goal of the team is to make the transition from development to the UCI ProTour easier.
Lance is the biggest kid on the team. He just wants to turn every training ride into a race. His drive and focus continually show us what it takes to be successful in a sport where only a few rise to the top. Lance is a true professional both on and off the bike. His coaching is never-ending.
Mt. Hood Cycling Classic and of course the Cascade Classic are close to my heart and home. Giro d’Valle Aosta is not close to home, but riding in the shadow of Mont Blanc day after day is quite humbling and spectacular.
*A winner has been selected for this category* Congratulations to Ashley J. in Bend!