“I have tried multiple sports throughout the course of my life, but cycling has stuck out among all of them. It gives you this freedom, and sense of peace. All of my problems seem to vanish the second I step my leg over the top tube. Cycling also has pushed me further in some aspects of life than others have; pain tolerance, mentality, toughness, strategizing, and tenacity are things I have found to have massively improved.
‘When your legs scream stop and you lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there’ – Chris McCormack
I first started riding 7 years ago, with no solid results for a long time. Over the course of the first 2 years I worked on just trying to have fun with the sport. Then in 2014; I won Tucson Bicycle Classic junior race by 18 seconds, and that’s when I started enjoying racing. This same year was the year I first won a state title and first really got into track. Over the course of 2014-2016 I had the opportunity to win ASU criterium, several junior race wins, 7 state championships between racing in Oregon and Arizona, a national hour record, and a national championship in the team pursuit.“