USACYCLING  • Stephen Hyde
Cyclocross

Stephen Hyde

D.O.B March 10, 1987
Hometown Milton, FL
Residence Easthampton, MA
Pro Teams Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com

Meet the Athlete

Stephen Hyde is a well-rounded cyclist and racer. He's comfortable on- and off-road and anywhere in between. His passion for cycling goes beyond the race course and into the woods, back roads and skateparks; any bike, anywhere. He's was the 2018 US National Champ, the 2017 Pan-American Champ, and 2nd American among the UCI rankings for the 2019-20 season.

What is one of the most pivotal experiences you've had that helped get you to where you are today?

Winning Providence CX while on the JAM Fund was huge for me. It was my first major win of my life and really showed me what I was capable of. I remember finding the flow and focus that created these smooth lines and the drive to push the power when I knew I was coming apart. It was the first time I knew I could tap into that flow state. I remember every inch of the course that day. 

Winning Providence CX while on the JAM Fund was huge for me. It was my first major win of my life and really showed me what I was capable of. I remember finding the flow and focus that created these smooth lines and the drive to push the power when I knew I was coming apart. It was the first time I knew I could tap into that flow state. I remember every inch of the course that day. 

What is your favorite quote, advice or words to live by?

Do what feels right in your heart. Also, show kindness when it's the hardest thing to do.  

Do what feels right in your heart. Also, show kindness when it's the hardest thing to do.  

How did youth sports impact you as a young person and help you grow to the person you are today?
I grew up pretty poor. I had pretty bad asthma and needed extra help in school. So youth sports weren't really afforded to me. My game times were when everyone else practiced at home. So I had a taste for competition but no real outlet. I never got the chance to play a sport at school because the system wanted me to learn like everyone else before I could let the energy out that I needed to. I was a one who got left behind by the programs that are supposed to help focus and support our...

I grew up pretty poor. I had pretty bad asthma and needed extra help in school. So youth sports weren't really afforded to me. My game times were when everyone else practiced at home. So I had a taste for competition but no real outlet. I never got the chance to play a sport at school because the system wanted me to learn like everyone else before I could let the energy out that I needed to. I was a one who got left behind by the programs that are supposed to help focus and support our children. I had to find it on my own and it wasn't always pretty. Cycling wasn't an option outside of BMX for me. There were no trails that I knew of and the cost of bikes was too high to get into anything else. The fact that I could piece together a BMX and make my own fun became the way into a world I knew nothing about but was drawn to. So, team sports are relatively new to me. But I love the feeling of giving my all for the greater goal. I love helping the people around me and being better my self because the people around me believe in me. 

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