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Place of birth – Baton Rouge, LA (1989)
Height/Weight – 5’ 10″, 160lbs
Cycling specialty – Stage Races, Time Trials
Favorite pre ride meal – Eggs and bananas
Musical Instruments played – Guitar and toy accordions
Favorite activity other than cycling – Hiking in the Sandia Mountains with my wife and dogs
First learned to ride a bike – I was four when I ditched the training wheels. They just weren’t aero enough.
Favorite beverage – Coffee!
First Race/Result – 2011 LSU Collegiate Invitational Team TT Men’s B – 1st place
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.
Place of birth – East Palo Alto, CA (1995)
Height/Weight – 5’11″, 135lbs
Cycling specialty – All arounder
Top 3 Finishes – First place Red kite bump Criterium, 3rd place Dash for cash Criterium, 1st Track Nationals
Favorite Movie – Only the Brave
Favorite Dessert – Chocolate Lava Cake
Favorite Actress – Ana de Armas
Place of birth – Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico (1991)
Height/Weight – 5’9″, 154lb
Cycling specialty – All arounder
Top 3 finishes – 1st place Bellegen Belgium Classic Elite, Mexican National Champion TT U23, First place Stage 3 Tour de Murrieta 2013
Favorite post ride meal – Spaghetti & Pizza
Favorite Pro Cyclists – Alejandro Valverde or Tom Boonen
Favorite sport (other) – Baseball
Favorite cycling movie – American Flyers
Most influential person – My Grandfather
Place of birth – Coon Rapids, MN (1995)
Height/Weight – 5’11”, 133lbs
Cycling specialty – Climber, Stage Racer
Top 3 finishes – 9th Tour of the Gila GC 1/2 — 5th Stage @ Tour of the Gila — 9th Stage @ Joe Martin Stage Race
Favorite post ride meal – Food, I’m not really picky in that way. After racing I stick with liquid calories due to an odd stomach
Favorite movie – The Three Amigos I can watch again and again but Arsenic and Old Lace is the absolute classic
Favorite cycling film – World Cycling Productions Tour de France 2007 “The Tour Rediscovered” – This isn’t technically a movie but it is the best 12 hours of cycling found on DVD
Favorite sport (other than cycling) – I would have a hard time picking between soccer, figure skating and downhill skiing
Favorite Dessert – Hotel Sacher torte – Any good chocolate cake works but this one is at the top of the list by a large margin
First bike – It was a red Gary Fisher kids bike – I can’t remember the model but think very small since I was three
Solo or Group training – Solo, I have nothing against a group but living in the rural upper midwest for a long time one gets used to the tranquility of riding alone
First race – Ken Woods Memorial Road Race in 2011
Most influential person(s) – My parents
Place of birth – West Covina, Ca (1974)
Height/Weight – 5’7″ 150 lbs
Cycling specialty – sprinter
First race bike – Diamondback Jr. Turbo (mid 80’s)
I like to snow ski when not riding a favorite crit practice
Goals are to help the guys on the team and stay as fast as I can before I retire to master races. Mostly train solo and love bacon cheeseburgers