“Always give your teammates 100 percent. You have to be ready to fall on the sword to help any one of your teammates, because they would do the same for you.”
What inspired you to ride?
My dad, throughout his youth, was a very high level oarsman in crew. He represented the US National Team and was part of the team that took silver at the World Championships in 1988.
Racing obstacle you overcame?
The learning curve that is required to reach the professional level. This is my second year as a pro on the road, and the learning curve has been steep. I've had to revamp how I eat, how I train, how to think about races.
Favorite cheat meal?
Favorite healthy meal or snack?
Generally what I eat before races is pretty basic. It usually consists of rice and eggs with some olive oil and Parmesan.
Tip for staying healthy?
Ride your bike as often as you can!