USA Cycling Development Foundation Testimonials

These testimonials and thank you note excerpts are from just a few of the many athletes and organizations that have received support from the USA Cycling Development Foundation:


"For four years my son participated in USA Cycling’s National Development Program racing in Europe, and the impact of these experiences on his life cannot be overstated. The focus, discipline, commitment, teamwork, maturity, decision making skills and world travel that grew from that experience have largely shaped the person he is today, and his career. It is my feeling that those experiences have opened career doors and career advancement - these qualities are so needed and sought by the business community. It is impossible to overstate the positives the experience with the National Development Program has had on his life, and his love of cycling still creates friendships, fitness and opportunities."

- Trish Bolian, mother of athlete alumnus Zach Bolian, now living in Austin, TX and working for

"The USA Cycling development program was instrumental in my progress as a young rider. Thanks to this program I was exposed to the level of international competition that I needed to develop as a rider and to grab the attention of top professional teams. They have created a system which addresses all the needs of talented young athletes moving up the ranks and provide the ideal resources to American riders looking to achieve the highest levels of the sport."

- Tyler Farrar

"Winning four World Championship medals and an Olympic Gold takes a team of experts – USA Cycling was my team. They provided me with opportunities, encouragement, and the support needed to be successful. I never could have accomplished this without USA Cycling."

- Kristin Armstrong

"USA Cycling brought me to Europe and taught me how to race my bike. That was a huge part of my career."

- Tejay van Garderen

"From a beginner in 2007 to world championships in 2010; it doesn't get much better than that and I have USA Cycling's Development Program to thank for it."

- Taylor Phinney

"I was exposed to the European depth and style of racing that set the bar for me. (The program) really aided my growth physiologically, mentally, and tactically. Racing at the international level gave me the stimulus I needed to jump to the next level."

- Amber Neben

"My participation in the development program not only allowed me to get my first taste of racing internationally, but it gave me the chance to race with some of the best women in the country. Participating in the National Development Program is a key stepping stone in getting on a professional team."

- Evelyn Stevens

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