With a committed long-term title sponsor on board, the most honored crew in US cycling is now moving forward as a Pro Continental team in 2013. The team, which has often topped NRC rankings, continues to dominate the US cycling circuit with Maxxis as a longtime supporter and sponsor. As a Pro Continental Team, UnitedHealthcare will race around the world including stops in Argentina, Malaysia, Belgium and Taiwan. Maxxis is proud to support Team UnitedHealthcare, and anticipates another championship season from this cycling powerhouse.
Since the Team’s inception in 2002, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team:
- Became the #1 team in North America in only its 2nd year (2004)
- Defended #1 team title for five consecutive years (unprecedented)
- Produced the single greatest season in North American cycling history in 2005, winning half of all NRC races, capturing 68 podium places in 63 individual NRC race days; sweeping U.S. PRO & Philadelphia series, California series, and NY Grand Prix.
- Produced best-in-division athletes and championship legacy (by end of 2010 season)
- 8 participants in 3 Olympic Games
- 14 National Champions in 6 countries
- 1 World Champion
- 7 Tour de France Riders
- 6 U.S. NRC titles
- 903 podiums
- 378 wins
- And in 2010, the Team had:
- 21 Overall race victories
- 138 Total podium appearances (most of any team competing in the U.S.)
- 35 Stage and individual wins
- 6 Special jersey classification wins
Check out their website for more information at www.uhcprocycling.com
Cycling is a popular sport in Tasmania, and well supported by the public and government. I started cycling after quitting triathlon because I couldn't run fast enough. I started racing in Tassie and came to the US in 2005, and have raced here ever since.
“100% trust and confidence.”
The biggest two things that have been challenging are keeping committed to training and racing hard even when the results are not coming and your "form" is not good. Also, recovering from injury back in 2007.
My most memorable win was the Tour de Toona in 2007. It was a great result for myself and the team, but it would also be the last race that my Dad would follow me in. He was suffering from cancer and passed away two weeks after the race. The team and my team mates were amazing through that time.
One embarrassing moment I remember was after finishing a race in Superweek. I tried to do a u-turn down the home straight and ended up turning too tight, then was unable to clip out of my pedals and proceeded to lay myself down on the pavement in front of fellow competitors and the crowd. Not my finest moment.
The confidence they give me to rail any corner in a race, wet or dry!
Spending time at home with my fiancée and dog. Trying to do DIY stuff around the house.
I do some mountain biking in the winter and walk the dog, that is about it.
My Dad, he instilled in me a good work ethic and to "always do your best!"
The toughest race I have done was the Tour of Califonia last year. The conditions were miserable and the racing was world class. I did not enjoy much of that race last year.
I have been listening to a lot of Podcasts. I am listening to one from a radio show back in Australia called Hamish and Andy. You need something to make you laugh training by yourself out here in MI.
I have no idea.