The USA Pro Challenge will be Chad’s first race with the team as a stagiaire. He loves chicken pho, has a penchant for sultry singers, and thinks that the BMW 2002 is the most classic working man’s race car. He’s from Newmarket, NH.
Fun Facts with Chad
Lana Del Rey. I'm shameless.
If you weren't a cyclist, what would you be?
I would definitely be a runner. Way less time consumption but just as painful.
What do you do when you're bored?
If I'm not riding my bike I might be on Reddit or just surfing the web.
One older brother Evan and two awesome parents, Lois and Kevin.
Let's say you sign a Pro Tour contract. What's your first financial splurge?
I’d buy an early ’70s BMW 2002. That car is classy.
I love my bike. That thing is honestly my pride and joy.
If you were a superhero, what would your power be?
Flight. That would be super cool.
What's most surprising about you?
I hate just about all fruit. Vegetables are pretty cool though.
Emma Watson. (Klaus Note: Watson’s estimated net worth is $60 million.)
Spiders, especially when they are running around my apartment.
Yes, but don’t try anything.
I came to cycling from competitive jump roping. I went to jump rope nationals and did pretty well, mostly because the male 11-15 age division was pretty small. At one point I could jump over 800 times in three minutes!
Throughout the 2015 USA Pro Challenge, Manual for Speed will be following the Axeon Cycling junior development team because we think cycling development is critically important and woefully under appreciated, especially in the United States. In order to help you familiarize yourself with these young bucks, we spent some time with the guys before the race asking questions and taking photos in their finely appointed Steamboat Springs condos.
2015 USA Pro Challenge: Stage 01
The magnificence of their physicality was tempered by the smell of their manure. 💩