As a professional cyclist it takes many resources to succeed; so much more than just showing up on the bike and racing. My cyclocross team, Cal Giant Berry Farms, and various team sponsors provide us with the tools to get the job done, but one more important resource that I am seeking is money. In addition to a full schedule of domestic races, I would like to race in Europe several times to try to improve my chances at the Cyclocross World Championships.
I extensive experience with European road racing, and represented the United States at the 2009 Road World Championships in Mendrisio, Switzerland as the current US National Champion. Returning from that trip, I jumped immediately into the ‘cross season, and steadily improving results culminated in a 2nd place at this year’s National Championships! An ultimate cap to the ‘cross season would be to represent the United States in Tabor, Czech Republic, at the Cyclocross World Championships. The differences at the top levels of cyclocross are so small that my start line position is a critical factor to my final result. Those positions are determined by UCI points, so heading to Europe early will enable me to enter preparatory World Cup races and gain valuable UCI points and improve my start line position.
The Road to Tabor will be long and costly, and therefore I am attempting to raise additional funds to help me achieve my goal. With the Euro ‘cross trip just around the corner, I would like to raise $5,000 by January 15th to help support the necessary travel to World Cups that will increase my chance of success at the World Championships. I have set-up an online donation site where anyone can make a contribution if they would like to support my efforts. I ask that you look through my site to see the successes I’ve had as a professional athlete. My extensive experience racing at the elite world level on the road has paved the way both physically and mentally for a successful career in cross racing. Now I just need to get to the World Cup races in Europe that will provide the final preparation I need for the ‘Cross World Championships.
Thank you in advance for all your support!