Kurt Stockton Election Statement

  
  


Kurt Stockton
US Professional Committee - Women's Team Director

With over 32 years of experience in the US Road Racing scene I have seen many sides of racing in the US. I began racing as a junior, attended development camps at the Olympic Training Center, competed on the NRC Circuit and raced with the US National Team as an amateur and Professional including two appearances at the Professional World Road Championships (‘90 & ’91). In addition, in 1990 I won the US Professional Road Championship.

Off the bike I worked in the cycling industry as Director of Promotion & Marketing and Sponsorship Programs for Time Sport International in North America (1997-2003). This included road, off-road and triathlon. Transition from the industry into Professional Road team Management and Directing came mid way through 2003 when I took over management of the Sierra Nevada-Clif Bar Continental Road team (a team I sponsored with Time Sport). In 2004 I took over ownership of the Sierra Nevada Professional Road team and combined with Ofoto in 2005 to form the Kodak Gallery-Sierra Nevada Continental team (2005-07). 

In 2011 I helped to launch the NOW and Novartis for MS Women’s Road team and have been Directing and Managing the team ever since. Our racing success in 2011 came just 3 weeks after our launch when Robin Farina won the 2011 Elite Road Championship and in 2012 we had 28 victories with over 70 podium appearances. In 2013 we are in a close fought battle for the Individual NRC title with Alison Powers.

My experience with Women’s sports came early in life (unbeknownst to me at the time) when my Mother was one of the founding members of the Women’s Moto-Cross movement of the early 70’s in Southern California, fighting for equality in a male dominated sport. Fast forward to 2013 and the struggle continues for women in cycling both in the US and abroad. I want to help shift this mind set by working with like-minded individuals that share my passion for cycling and want to see it grow. I am the father of a
10-year old daughter and want opportunity for her and her friends as they grow.

My main goal if elected to the Women’s Team Director position of the Professional Road Committee is to create a unified voice of the Women’s Road teams. With this voice, any possible concerns can be presented in a concise and equally represented way so that all parties involved (teams, events, USAC) will be on the same page to create amicable solutions. When we make Women’s Road cycling grow in the US all of cycling will benefit.

Thank you for taking the time to read,
Kurt Stockton
@Kurt_Stockton (Twitter)


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