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2019 Year End Review

December 30, 2019

2019 Year End Review

"Racing this gravel race was a great learning experience and a great personal challenge."

by Alison Powers, ALP Cycles Coaching

As the last few days of 2019 come to a close, I'd like to give thanks to our community of athletes who have allowed ALP Cycles Coaching to be a part of their cycling journey. Our athletes represent many disciplines: road, track, para-cycling, cyclocross, mountain biking, gravel, and Zwift. This hard-working group of like-minded individuals compete not only locally, regionally, nationally, but also internationally! We feel fortunate to work with so many talented, dedicated and hard-working athletes and wanted to give a little recognition and some stats about these incredible people. 

ALP Cycles Athletes reside in: Colorado, Washington, Illinois, Texas, Kansas, Oregon, Iowa, California, Canada, North Carolina, Maryland, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Chile. 

Our CycloCross racers are nearing the end of a long season - with one racer targeting the Irish National Championships in early January (go, Maria!). One of these very talented athletes was on all but one podium in every local race she entered (heck, yeah Suzie!). And many racers approached cross in order to overcome muddy obstacles, run over barriers and do their personal best in a sport that shows no mercy. We salute you! 

Jen and Wendy ALP Cycles Coaching

Photo: Coach Jen Sharp and stoker/athlete Wendy Werthaiser competing at the ParaPanAmerican Championships in Lima, Peru.

I love getting texts from athletes on the weekends with a surprise photo of them on the podium. We know and understand how much time, effort, sacrifice and work they've put into getting there. And we also recognize that it takes an army of support behind each person you see standing up there. So thank you, family members and friends, who contribute in ways big and small to helping athletes achieve successes they do. 

And lastly, I'd like to thank the talented group of coaches on the ALP Cycles Coaching squad; Alison, Brie, And Paddy. It is an honor to work with all of you and learn from one another, not to mention share a laugh while we ride bikes.

Paddy and Brie ALP Cycles Coaching

Photo: ALP Coaches Paddy and Brie this past summer teaching skills to ALP Athletes.

May 2020 be an amazing start to a new decade and I can't wait to cheer all of you on as you continue to realize your personal and cycling goals!

 

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ABOUT ALISON POWERS

Alison Powers

Alison Powers only recently retired from cycling, finishing her final season on the UnitedHealthcare Women’s Team. Her career has spanned a wide array of wins, including the 2013 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship where she won in memorable fashion by soloing after an early breakaway that obliterated the pro women’s peloton. Other standout results during the 33-year-old’s 2013 season include the win at Redlands Bicycle Classic, second at the Tour of Elk Grove, third at the US National Road Championship and the US National Time Trial Championship, and stage wins at Cascade Classic, Tulsa Tough, Tour of the Gila and Redlands Bicycle Classic. Hailing from Fraser, Colorado, Powers has been racing bikes professionally for eight years and is a true athlete with her career beginning as a teenager in mountain bike racing. In her mid 20s, she added in alpine ski racing before switching over to the road. In addition to being the current Criterium National Champion, Powers has two other national championships (Time Trial, Team Pursuit) and 2 NRC titles (2009, 2013).

 

About ALP Cycles Coaching

ALP Cycles Coaching is located in the mountains of Colorado, and is a cycling coaching company with over 25 years of professional sports experience. ALP Cycles Coaching is unique in that we have 4 coaches, Alison Powers, Shawn Heidgen, Jennifer Triplett, and Patricia Schwager who each brings her own coaching strengths and personal experiences. We work together to create a training plan that works for each and every person. Visit them online at http://alpcyclescoach




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