“I started racing when I was 12. I was mountain bike racing first, and then I started road bike racing after watching the Tour.

“I have a pretty close family. I’m one of four boys, and I’m in the middle. My older brother raced a little bit and then got into downhill and enduro. My younger brother was on the national team with me and on the Livestrong team with me. My youngest brother used to race.

“When I’m not riding, I love to cross country ski. I also camp and hike a lot. And hang out with my dog Toby the chihuahua.

“I hope to bring some experience to the team this year. I’m older than most of the guy, so I hope to help some of the younger guy and be an unofficial leader for the team. And when I’m done riding? I’ll take over TC’s job.”