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Old 01-15-03, 03:42 PM   #1
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Hi Everyone. Elite Junior New Englander.

Hi all.

Been reading these forums for a bit... Looks Good!

So heres me: I'm 17 now. I've been road racing exclusively for two years, and rode mountain one year before that. Since starting road racing, I've upgraded quickly to a Cat 2. As a junior rider, the USCF takes quite some interest in me, and I've had the opportunities to attend quite a good deal of "racing camps" where I have been tested on and lectured by many coaches.

This last season, I went up north to Quebec, to race in the Junior World Cup stage race, Le Tour De L'Abitibi which is nine days long. At the event I got the opportunity to get smacked around by Domo's Junior Team, Rabobank's Junior Team, and the French Junior National Team, among others. It was quite a learning experience, and I'm looking forward to going back again this coming year and doing a lot better.

Cycling has become my life over the last year or so, and I wouldn't want it any other way. I love to ride for hours and hours, and I love the feel of racing agressively with a hundred others. I hope to make it my life for the next twenty or so years as well, by going Pro in the next few years. I have no dilusions about how hard it is to be a cyclist based in Europe, especialy after racing with Elite European Juniors, but it is something that I want for my life more than anything else.

So... that's pretty much me. I don't really want to go into my race resume, or anything like that... I doubt anyone would care.

Thanks for reading this senselessness.

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Old 01-15-03, 04:19 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums Maurizio.

I am a 17 year living in Southern NH. I have raced mountain for a few years and am looking to start finding some info on road races in my area this summer. Nothing near as impressive as what you've done, but its still cool to see someone my age accomplishing so much. Good luck in your future plans as a road racer!

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