Born: October 9th, 1981 in Sonneberg, Germany
Cycling: Cat 1 & Level 1 USA Cycling coach, exercise kinesiology student at NMSU
I’ve been a passionate fan of cycling since 1997, when Jan Ullrich won the Tour de France. Following the sport over years, I’ve started cycling actively in 2006. In 2011, I came to the Land of Enchantment due my job as a German Air Force soldier. At the Tour de Ocho Millas in Roswell 2011, I enjoyed my first contact with ZiaVelo riders, the Travelstead brothers Ryan and Ben brought me in touch with the wonderful people of ZiaVelo. Starting in the Category 5 2012, I raced my way through the various categories in the ZiaVelo jersey and am now a category 1 road racer.
My long-term goal is present the colors of ZiaVelo on and off the road in the domestic race scene. My goals for 2017 include racing for NMSU Cycling Club collegiate, and non-collegiate events for ZiaVelo. The first goal is to qualify and race the collegiate nationals in the end of April in Grand Junction, CO. Secondly, I want to present the colors of ZiaVelo as often as possible, support my team mates, and enjoy traveling and racing with the Zia team.