Place of birth – Sonsonate, El Salvador (1985)
Height/Weight – 5’7″, 123lbs
Cycling specialty – Climber
Favorite post ride meal – Home made pasta
Favorite movie – Scarface
Favorite cycling movie – The Program
Longest training block – 750 miles in 1 week
First bike – all white 1999 Benotto
Long term cycling goals – to stay fast as long as I can!
Favorite training route – Kyle Canyon (Mt. Charleston) near Las Vegas
I was born and raised in El Salvador. At the age of 14, I started competing in Triathlons, which opened the door for my love of cycling. I joined the El Salvador Cycling National Team in 2001. I raced in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.
My most memorable race was in 2002 at a Coast to Coast 3-stage race in Honduras. The first stage was 135km and I attacked on a hill climb about 100km in. About 5km to the finish, I was caught by 2 riders, and finished third. The second stage was 145km. At a hill climb, all four of my team members attacked and finished 1-4, taking the name of “The Fantastic 4”. The third stage was 180km but I flatted and finished 5 minutes behind the peloton. Still I won the King of the Mountain jersey there and still have it hanging in my closet along with newspaper article clippings from the race.
I won several races after that in El Salvador but took a break from cycling to pursue a better life in the United States. I have been living in Las Vegas for the last 16 years. Aside from cycling, I love to cook, especially nutritious meals. I am married to the most beautiful woman and have a little angel for a daughter who keeps me busy away from the bike.