I love Criterium Racing! I am a USCF level 2 certified coach. I have been racing for 20 years. I have been a cat 2 racer for many years and now I am mainly racing with masters classes. It is funny how work, wife and kids can limit the amount of time to train and race.
My life as an althlete started when I was a competitive swimmer from the age of 9 to 21. After a three years of college swimming, I needed to give it up because I had blown out my rotator cuff. This is when I decided to start bike racing. I needed to compete, and bike racing was a great outlet. I have focused on crits because of the short and intense nature of racing. I have found that I like road races but love crits. Luckily, most racing around the USA is crits.
I currently race for http://www.gdvc.net/