Profiling the future of American cycling: Ian Boswell


Name: Ian Boswell
Hometown: Bend, Oregon
Date of Birth: Feb. 7, 1991
Top accomplishments to date: 3rd overall and Best Young Rider, 2010 Tour of Utah; 1st overall 2009 Nevada City Classic; member of 2010 Tour de L’Avenir squad
Team: Trek-Livestrong
Education: Butte College, Chico, Calif.
Twitter: theboz91
How did you get started in the sport?
My father got me into racing when I was 11. He is a former pro triathlete and so I used to go on tandem rides with him. He built a tandem for my Mom as a wedding present and then put stoker adaptors on so we could ride later on. I won the Cascade Cycling Classic Kids Race and I was hooked at age 11.
What do you love the most about cycling?
Being with the guys.
What has been your biggest challenge so far?
I enjoy the travel but it’s tough being away from home and family.
Has there been anyone/anything that's been most influential in your career?
My early teams – the Hot Tubes Development Team, Bissell, and of course USA Cycling and now Trek. It’s a great opportunity to come race over here (Europe) with both Trek and the USA Cycling National Development Program.
What opportunities has USA Cycling provided you with?
I did two National Development Camps in Colorado Springs and then came over here (Europe) for a two-week junior camp.
What is your biggest goal that you’re working toward?
Just to keep developing and improving with this program’s help.
What does it mean to you to be at a part of USA Cycling’s National Development Program?
It’s big – look at the ProTour and almost all the guys before us have come through this program so you know it’s working
If you could summarize USA Cycling in one sentence, what would you say?
I think USA Cycling has come a long way in the last 10 years and now it’s one of the most successful programs for this in the world.

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