Austin Vincent

  
  


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Name: Austin Vincent
Current Residence: Simsbury, Conn.
Hometown: Simsbury, Conn.
Birthdate: September 13, 1996
Birthplace: Hartford, Conn.
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 140 lbs.
Current Coach: Aidan Charles
Team: Race CF
High School: Simsbury H.S. (Simsbury, Conn.) '15

 

Top National Championship Results

  • 3rd, 2014 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships — Juniors 17-18
  • 1st, 2012 USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite National Championships — Juniors 15-16 Criterium
  • 1st, 2012 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships — Juniors 15-16
  • 1st, 2007 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships — Junior 10-12
  • 1st, 2007 BMX Nationals — 11-year-old

World Championship Results

  • 30th, 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships (Hoogerheide, Netherlands), juniors men
     

Favorite Race: Zolder World Cup

Favorite Place to Train: I mostly train at my house, which is great because I know a lot of good rides. I've also trained in Greenville, and the cycling scene there is amazing.

Best Cycling Memory: Winning the 10-12 race at the 2007 Cyclo-cross Nationals. It was my first cyclo-cross season and it really got me hooked on the sport.

Best Advice Received From a Coach When Starting Out: Keep it fun!

Motivation: I love to ride my bike and win races.

First Involvement in Cycling: I started racing BMX when I was 4 years old. I raced BMX for seven years, and then was introduced to cyclo-cross from people I knew that raced both BMX and cyclo-cross. I got a bike and started racing cyclo-cross and was hooked on the sport. I started to race road the next season and decided to stop racing BMX. BMX definitely helped me get a lot of the skills I have today.

Did you know? Austin is a high honors student at his school.

Charity Work/Community Involvement: Austin has helped out in clinics to teach younger riders skills for both cross and road.

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, hiking, kayaking, and going to the beach



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