Peter Stetina

  
  


Date of Birth: August 8, 1987
Height: 5'11"/1.8m
Weight: 139 lbs./63 kg./9.9 st.
Place of Birth: Boulder, Colorado
Hometown: Boulder, Colorado
Residence: Boulder, Colorado
Teams: Garmin-Cervélo (Slipstream Sports), 2003-Present

Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 3x U23 road race world championship team member
  • 2x U23 time trial world champions

National Championship Results

  • 12th place — 2011 USA Cycling Marathon Mountain Bike National Championships, Bend, Oregon, Cross-Country Marathon
  • Two-time USA Cycling U23 National Time Trial Champion, 2008 and 2009
  • 2005 USA Cycling Junior National Road Champion

Career Highlights

  • 3rd place — 2011 Giro d'Italia, Italy, Young Riders Classification
  • 1st place — 2010 Mt. Evans Hill Climb, Idaho Springs, Colorado
  • 1st place — 2009 Ronde d'Isard, Stage 2, France
  • 1st place — 2009 Cascade Cycling Classic, best young rider, KOM, Bend, Oregon
  • 4th place — 2008 Tour of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania
  • 6th place — 2008 UCI U23 World Time Trial Championships,
  • 2008 Tour of Utah, Best Young Rider
  • 10th place — 2008 Tour de l’Avenir, held yellow jersey, France

Points of Interest

  • Peter, long and lean, is built for climbing and time trialing, which has yielded three prestigious wins whenever the road has taken a sharp turn skyward, and two national champion time trial titles.

Personal

Peter Stetina continued a family trend when he claimed his first podium finish as a 14-year-old at the annual 24 Hours of Moab mountain bike race in 2001. Before Peter, his father, Dale, and uncle, Wayne, each managed successful road racing careers in the 1980's. So while some reporters regard Peter as relatively unknown, the Stetina name is widely known to anyone who has followed North American road racing.

Of course saddled with the Stetina name, it's hard to imagine that Peter would settle for anything less than excellence but he maintains that his family never pushed him into cycling, though they do support his endeavors 100 percent. In the beginning, Peter rode for fun, these days he still rides for fun but with the added ambition of attending the Olympics and riding in a Grand Tour race.

2010 marked Peter's rookie year as a pro with one of the most distinguished teams in international road racing, a team created and managed with precision by former world-class pro road racer, Jonathan Vaughters. Up until 2010, Peter had been a member of Vaughter's U23 squad before crossing over to pro and the two have worked together since 2003. Peter credits Vaughters with helping him to develop without much pressure, which seems rare on a team that can afford to be extremely picky with whom it hires. Talent talks too though, and clearly Peter's performance has proven much louder than words in order for him to hold his spot on the team.


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