|Birth date||September 9, 1989|
|I knew I wanted to be a pro cyclist when:|
I went to a talent ID camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs as a junior and we were riding with different pros every day. Before then, I don’t think I understood that racing my bike could be a profession so when I realized that there was an alternative to having a 9 to 5 job, it was something I wanted to strive for from then.
|Greatest racing memory:||The first stage of the 2015 Vuelta a España, my first grand tour, was a really wild team time trial. It was just 5 kilometers long so it was more like a progloue and we were racing along a beachfront bike path so there was a lot of chaos at first. The technicality meant that there was a lot of strategy going into it, so to pull that off perfectly and take the win, plus go into the overall lead with the team, was a dream.|
|Race I dream of winning:||For sure one race that I always wanted to win was the US National Time Trial Championships and I’ve now done that two times in a row. It’s pretty cool to wear the stars and stripes skinsuit and it gives you a lot of recognition every time you put it on. Another goal is to win a stage from a breakaway at one of the grand tours. Every time a breakaway succeeds in a grand tour, people are rooting for it because it’s pretty rare. So to be the strongest in a group of guys that has been out at the front all day would be really special.|
|If I wasn't a pro cyclist:||I would want to be a builder. I’ve been really interested in carpentery and building since I was young and I started to learn when I was in high school. I’ve put it on hold for now but I haven’t lost interest in it so I would like to pick it up again after cycling.|