Colby Pearce

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Colby Pearce
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Colby Pearce, June 2007
Personal information
Full name Colby Pearce
Born (1972-06-12) June 12, 1972 (age 42)
Boulder, Colorado, United States of America
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 63 kg (139 lb)[1]
Team information
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
1996–2002
Infobox last updated on
20 October 2009

Colby Pearce (born June 12, 1972) is an American professional cyclist. Known as a time trial specialist, he excelled on the road and on the track, where he won a number of national and international events around the globe.

Biography[edit]

Born in Boulder, Colorado, Pearce began riding in the Red Zinger Mini Classics series for 10–15 year olds in 1988. He rode his first race at what was to become his "home track", the USOTC velodrome in Colorado Springs, in 1990.

He competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, finishing 14th in the points race.

In November 2005 he retired from the national team and became the US National Endurance Coach, saying he wanted to put something back into the sport.[2] But in April 2007, he resigned from his position as coach to return to competitive cycling, although he would still be involved in developing the sport.[3]

Career highlights[edit]

1998
3rd Stage 4, Fitchburg Longsjo Classic (USA)
1999
1st Points race, US National Track Championships, Elite
2000
1st United States Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Michael Tillman)
2001
1st United States Team Pursuit, US National Track Championships, Elite (with James Carney, Jonas Carney & Ryan Miller)
1st United States Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite (with James Carney)
2002
1st United States Team Pursuit, US National Track Championships, Elite (with James Carney, Kenny Williams & Michael Tillman)
1st United States Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite (with James Carney)
2003
1st United States Scratch race, US National Track Championships, Elite
2nd Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Jonas Carney)
2nd Boulder
2nd General Classification Ecology Center Classic Montana
2nd Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite
2nd Points race, US National Track Championships, Elite
2004
1st Scratch race, Round 2, Aguascalientes, 2004 Track World Cup
3rd Points race, Round 3, Manchester, 2004 Track World Cup
1st Points race, Round 4, Sydney 2004 Track World Cup
2nd Stazio (c) (USA)
2nd Bannock (USA)
2nd Longmont (USA)
1st United States Team pursuit, US National Track Championships, Elite (with James Carney,

Robert Lea & Guillaume Nelessen)

2nd Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Jonas Carney)
2nd Points race, US National Track Championships, Elite
2nd Points race, Round 2, Los Angeles, 2004–2005 Track World Cup
2005
3rd Points race, Round 3, Manchester, 2004–2005 Track World Cup
3rd Team Pursuit, US National Track Championships, Elite
1st United States Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Chad Hartley)
2nd Points race, Round 1, Moscow, 2005–2006 Track World Cup
2nd Team pursuit, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Kenny Williams, Charles Bradley Huff & Curtis Gunn)
2007
1st Madison, Pan American Championships, Elite
1st United States Team Pursuit, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Charles Bradley Huff, Michael Friedman & Michael Creed)
1st United States Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Robert Lea)
2008
1st United States Madison, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Daniel Holloway)
1st United States Team Pursuit, US National Track Championships, Elite (with Taylor Phinney, Daniel Holloway & Charles Bradley Huff)
2nd Burnaby, Six Days (CAN)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Colby Pearce". Sports Reference. 
  2. ^ Scott (2006-02-15). "Weekly Interview: Colby Pearce". Fixed Gear Fever. 
  3. ^ "Track coach Colby Pearce resigns to return to competitive racing". USA Cycling. 2007-04-24. 

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