Jim Ochowicz

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Jim Ochowicz
Jim Ochowicz TDF 2010.JPG
Jim Ochowicz at the Tour de France, 2010
Personal information
Full name Jim Lionel Ochowicz
Nickname Och
Born (1951-12-23) December 23, 1951 (age 62)
U.S.
Team information
Current team BMC Racing Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider (retired)
Team manager
Rider type Sprinter
Amateur team(s)
1972, 1976 USA Olympic road cycling team
Managerial team(s)
1981–1995
2000, 2004, 2008
2007–
7-Eleven
USA men's Olympic road[1]
BMC Racing Team[2]
Infobox last updated on
January 1, 2014

Jim Ochowicz is a former Olympic bicyclist and manager of the BMC Racing Team. He was inducted into the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame in 1997 as a contributor to the sport of cycling.

Ochowicz participated in the 1972 and 1976 Summer Olympics in the 4 km team pursuit cycling event. He served as president of the USA Cycling Board of Directors from 2002–2006.[3]

Team Manager[edit]

In 1981, Ochowicz founded the successful 7-Eleven squad, which he managed through 1995. In 2007 he began the BMC Racing Team, which first competed on the international professional cycling circuit in 2010.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Jim Ochowicz is the husband of former track cyclist and Olympic speed skater Sheila Grace Young-Ochowicz and the father of Olympic speed skater Elli Ochowicz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/jim-ochowicz-us-team-ready-to-repeat Jim Ochowicz: US team ready to repeat
  2. ^ a b http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/cycling/7124490.html Ochowicz comes full circle: BMC Racing co-owner put cycling on map in U.S. with 1986 7-Eleven team
  3. ^ http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=3512 Mark Abramson elected president of USA Cycling Board of Directors