Chris Carmichael (cyclist)
Chris Carmichael (born October 24, 1961 in Miami, Florida) is a retired professional cyclist and cycling, triathlon and endurance sports coach as well as the founder of Carmichael Training Systems.
He is well known for being the personal coach to cyclist Lance Armstrong - as well as George Hincapie, ice-hockey player Saku Koivu and swimmer Ed Moses. Athletes under his tutelage have reportedly won a combined total of 33 medals at the Olympics, World Championships, and Pan American Games. In 1997, he joined the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), the international governing body for cycling headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, as Olympic Solidarity Coaching Instructor.
Some cyclists he had trained later sued USA Cycling (USAC) for doping them and named him and fellow coach Rene Wenzel in their allegations, Greg Strock in 2000, and Erich Kaiter in 2004. Both reportedly made out-of-court settlements with him but the case against the USAC continued as of April 2006.
Carmichael is a former competitive cyclist and member of the U.S. National Cycling Team (1978–1984), competed in the 1984 Summer Olympic Games and was a member of the first U.S. cycling team to compete in the Tour de France, 7-Eleven Cycling Team, in 1986. He abandoned after stage 12.
- Chris Carmichael's Food For Fitness: Eat Right to Train Right
- The Ultimate Ride
- The Lance Armstrong Performance Program, with Lance Armstrong
- The Time Crunched Cyclist: Fit, Fast, and Powerful in Six Hours a Week
- Tour de France 2005 - Chris Carmichael | Outside Online
- "Wenzel denies charges" VeloNews - The Journal of Competitive Cycling
- "Six years later, Strock case comes to court" VeloNews - The Journal of Competitive Cycling
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