My cycling career had already taken me from Reading, Pennsylvania to around the world before I was twenty-five years old. I started racing mountain bikes professionally across the United States in the late 1990s. In 2002, I jumped over to road racing and onto the international circuit with the U.S. National Team, racing all over Europe.
In 2003, I gained a contract with Sportsbook.com’s professional cycling team and competed with some of the best riders in the most difficult bicycle races in the world. I rode the wave of professional cycling to the top ranked teams in America, including Rite Aid and Battley Harley-Davidson Presented by Cisco Systems.
Since the start of my career in 1994, I have won over a hundred races at the elite level: numerous PA state championships and regional championships in mountain biking, cyclocross, and road racing. Primarily a road racer with a mountain bike background, I quickly became a cyclocross champion and found my bike handling skills helped me survive amongst the hardest races in North America.
As my career has progressed, American street track racing or Criterium racing has become most