Tim Johnson (cyclist)

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Tim Johnson
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Personal information
Full name Timothy Johnson
Born (1977-08-05) August 5, 1977 (age 37)
 United States
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 68 kg
Team information
Current team UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis (Road)
CCW (Cyclocross)
Discipline Cyclocross, Road Bike Racing
Role Rider, Captain
Professional team(s)
1995-2000
2001-2003
2004
2005
2005
2006-2008
2006
2007
2009
CCB Volkswagen (Road/Cyclocross)
Saturn (Road/Cyclocross)
Saunier Duval - Prodir (Road)
Jittery Joes/Kalahari (Road)
CCW (Cyclocross)
HNM (Road)
CCW (Cyclocross)
CCW (Cyclocross)
UHC (Road)
Major wins

1 - 1st, USA CCNC

  • 2009, 2007, 2001

1st Overall, US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, 2008

1st Overall, North American Cyclocross Trophy, 2009

Timothy Johnson (born August 5, 1977 in Middleton, Massachusetts) is an American professional racing cyclist who has found success in cyclocross and road bicycle racing, and is one of only two male riders (Jonathan Page was 2nd at worlds in 2007) from the United States to stand on a UCI Cyclocross World Championships podium. Johnson has six career national championships - three Elite, two Espoir and one Junior - and a bronze medal from the UCI Cyclocross World Championships that he won in 1999 in Poprad, Slovakia. Johnson spent his 2009 road season riding for the Ouch presented by Maxxis team, of which he is the Road Captain. For 2010, Johnson rides for UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis.[1] Johnson is married to fellow professional cyclist Lyne Bessette.

Major Accomplishments[edit]

Johnson was arguably 2009's most successful American Cyclocross rider, winning 11 races, including the US Cyclocross National Championships in Bend, Oregon. In 2009, Johnson was first in the North American Cyclocross Trophy overall standings and second in the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross overall standings. Johnson missed the first five major UCI races of the season, including the first weekend of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross, due to a separated shoulder he suffered at Star Crossed in Redmond, Washington.

Johnson finally won the coveted US Gran Prix of Cyclocross overall title in 2008, wearing the Cyclocross National Champion jersey, winning three of the series' six races. Johnson missed time late in the season due to a knee injury, but still managed to finish second in the North American Cyclocross Trophy overall standings, despite missing two of the series' eight races.

In 2007, Johnson captured his second U.S. national cyclocross championship repeating his 2000 success. Video production company DH Productions produced a documentary about Johnson's 2007-2008 season, following his success from early season success through his National Championships victory and his subsequent trip to the UCI World Championships in Treviso, Italy. The film was titled the 9 Ball Diaries, paying homage to the design of Johnson's Cannondale/Leer/Cyclocrossworld.com team jersey and Cannondale's Cyclocross bicycle.

In 2006, Johnson finished the season without landing outside the top-4 in any Cyclocross race entered. As a co-captain of the Health Net Professional Cycling Team he helped the team achieve its 3rd consecutive #1 NRC Ranking.

In 2005, Johnson edged two-time defending champion Mark McCormack to win the New England Championship Cyclo-Cross Series title and finished second overall in the United States Gran Prix of Cyclocross series after leading the Overall.

In 2003, Johnson won two stages and the overall title at the Herald Sun Tour, a road bicycle racing stage race held in Australia. Johnson won the tour's ninth stage[2] from Horsham to Mount William. Two days later, Johnson won the tour's twelfth stage,[3] a criterium in Echuca. The following day, Johnson finished second on the tour's thirteenth and final stage,[4] taking a narrow 33 second victory over Australia's Luke Roberts.

Championships[edit]

Johnson has won United States Cyclocross National Championships on six occasions. Johnson won his first as a Junior rider in 1995 in Leicester, Mass[5] Johnson won his first of his U23 Cyclocross National Championships in 1998 in Fort Devens, Massachusetts[6] and won his second the next year in 1999 in Presido, California.[7] In 2000, Johnson was on the top step of the podium for the third year in a row, this year as an Elite rider, winning his first Elite title in Kansas City, Kansas.[8] It was not until 2007 that Johnson found himself back in the Stars and Stripes jersey, winning the 2007 National Championship, again in Kansas City, Kansas.[9] Johnson again won in 2009, taking his third Elite National Title, this time in Bend, Oregon.[10]

After winning the Espoir's National Title in 1999, Johnson went on to the UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Poprad, Slovakia, where he rode his way to a third place finish.[11] Johnson's bronze medal was the second time a cyclocross rider from the United States had stood on the podium at the UCI Cyclocross World Championships, coming just one day after a surprising victory by Matt Kelly in the junior's event. Johnson had finished 10th at the World Championships[12] in 1998 when they were held in Middelfart, Denmark

Palmares[edit]

1995
  • (Junior)  United States Cyclo-cross National Champion - Leicester, MA
1998
  • (U23)  United States Cyclo-cross National Champion - Fort Devens, MA
  • (U23) 10th Cyclocross World Championships Middelfart, Denmark
1999
  • (U23)  United States Cyclo-cross National Champion - Presido, CA
  • (U23) 3rd Cyclocross World Championships Poprad, Slovakia
2000
  •  United States Cyclocross National Champion - Kansas City, KS
  • 1st Mount Washington Hill Climb
  • 1st Sterling Road Race
  • 1st Harvard Road Race
2001 – Saturn
  • 1st KOM, Tour of Willamette
  • 1st Mount Washington Hill Climb
  • 1st Cherry Blossom Classic
  • 1st Amherst International Cyclo-cross
  • 1st Chicago SuperCup Cyclocross
2002 – Saturn
  • 13th Cyclocross World Championships Zolder, Belgium
  • 13th Wetzikon World Cup Switzerland
  • 2nd Cyclocross National Championships Baltimore, MD
  • SuperCup
    • 2nd SuperCup #1 - Chicago, IL
    • 2nd SuperCup #2 - Boston, MA
    • 4th SuperCup #3 - Baltimore MD
  • 1st Chameleon Cross
  • 1st KOM, Tour of Slovenia
  • 2nd ECV Cyclocross Gloucester, MA
  • 2nd Granogue Cyclocross Wilmington, DE
  • 3rd La Classique Montreal-Quebec
  • 3rd Amherst Cyclocross Northampton, MA
2003 – Saturn
  • 1st Overall - Herald Sun Tour
    • 1st Stage #9 - Mount William, Australia
    • 1st Stage #12 - Echuca, Australia
    • 2nd Stage #13 - Buningyong, Australia
    • 3rd Stage #8 - Horsham, Australia
    • 7th Stage #6 - Port Fairy, Australia
  • 1st Points Competition, Nature Valley Grand Prix
  • 1st KOM, International Tour de 'Toona,
  • 1st La Classique Montreal-Quebec
  • 1st Fort Collins Grand Prix
  • 1st TT Stage, Multi-Laser Grand Prix
2005 – Jittery Joe's/Kalahari and Cyclocrossworld.com/Louis Garneau
  • 1st Overall, Verge New England Cyclo-cross Series (NECCS)
  • 2nd Overall, Crankbrothers USGP of Cyclocross Series
    • 1st USGP #3 - Gran Prix of Gloucester #1 Gloucester, MA
    • 3rd USGP #6 - Clark Natwick GP San Francisco, CA
    • 3rd USGP #2 - Rad Racing Gran Prix Tacoma, WA
    • 4th USGP #4 - Gran Prix of Gloucester #2 Gloucester, MA
    • 5th USGP #5 - Surf City Cyclocross Watsonville, CA
    • 5th USGP #1 - Stumptown Classic Portland, OR
  • New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series (NECCS)
    • 1st Chainbiter 7.0 Farmington, CT
    • 1st Baystate Cross Sterling, MA
    • 2nd Caster's Gran Prix Warwick, RI
    • 2nd Downeast Cyclocross New Gloucester, ME
    • 3rd W.E. Steadman GP South Kingstown, RI
    • 3rd Cycle-Smart International Northampton, MA
  • 1st Aurora Cross UCI, Canada
2006 – Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com
  • #1 Ranked Rider National Racing Calendar Standings, USA Cycling
  • 3rd California Giant Cyclocross National Championships Providence, RI
  • 1st California Giant Strawberry Cup Providence, RI
  • 2nd Overall, Crank Brothers USGP of Cyclocross Series
    • 1st USGP #6 - Portland, OR
    • 2nd USGP #5 - Tacoma, WA
    • 2nd USGP #4 - Boulder, CO
    • 4th USGP #3 - Longmont, CO
    • 2nd USGP #2 - Gloucester, MA
    • 2nd USGP #1 - Gloucester, MA
  • New England Championship Cyclo-cross Series (NECCS)
    • 1st NECCS Round #7 - Caster's Cross, Warwick, RI
    • 1st NECCS Round #6 - W.E. Stedman Grand Prix, South Kingston, RI
    • 1st NECCS Round #5 - Bay State Cyclocross, Sterling, MA
    • 1st NECCS Round #2 - Downeast Cyclocross #2, New Gloucester, ME
    • 1st NECCS Round #1 - Downeast Cyclocross #1, New Gloucester, ME
  • 2nd Wissahickon Cross
  • 4th Granogue Cross
  • 1st Whitmore's Super Cross Cup #2 Southampton, NY
  • 2nd Whitmore's Super Cross Cup #1 Southampton, NY
  • 1st Vermont Grand Prix Burlington, VT
2006 – Health Net Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis
  • Named Best American Road Team by VeloNews
2007 – Health Net-Maxxis
2007 – Cannondale/Leer/Cyclocrossworld
  •  United States Cyclocross National Champion - Kansas City, KS
  • 2nd Overall, Crank Brothers US Gran Prix of Cyclocross
    • 1st USGP #5 - Portland Cup #1 Portland, OR
    • 1st USGP #2 - Derby City Cup #2 Louisville, KY
    • 2nd USGP #6 - Portland Cup #2 Portland, OR
    • 2nd USGP #4 - Mercer Cup #2 West Windsor, NJ
    • 2nd USGP #1 - Derby City Cup #1 Louisville, KY
    • 3rd USGP #3 - Mercer Cup #1 West Windsor, NJ
  • New England Cyclocross Championship Series (NECCS)
    • 2nd NECCS #2 - Gran Prix of Gloucester #2 Gloucester, MA
    • 3rd NECCS #7 - NBX Gran Prix Warwick, RI
    • 3rd NECCS #5 - Baystate Cyclocross Sterling, MA
  • 1st Granogue Cross Wilmington, DE
  • 2nd Boulder Cup Boulder, CO
  • 2nd Wissahickon Cross Ludwig's Corners, PA
  • 4th Whitmore's Super Cross Cup #2 Southampton, NY
  • 4th Whitmore's Super Cross Cup #1 Southampton, NY

2008 – Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com

  • 1st Overall, US Grand Prix of Cyclocross
    • 1st UGSP #5 - Portland Cup #1 Portland, OR
    • 1st USGP #3 - Mercer Cup #1 West Windsor, NJ
    • 1st USGP #2 - Derby City Cup #2 Louisville, KY
    • 3rd USGP #6 - Portland Cup #2 Portland, OR
    • 6th USGP #1 - Derby City Cup #1 Louisville, KY
  • 2nd Overall, North American Cyclocross Trophy
    • 1st NACT #6 - Boulder Cup #2 Boulder, CO
    • 1st NACT #2 - Rad Racing Lakewood, WA
    • 2nd NACT #4 - Gran Prix of Gloucester #2 Gloucester, MA
    • 2nd NACT #3 - Gran Prix of Gloucester #1 Gloucester, MA
    • 3rd NACT #5 - Boulder Cup #1 Boulder, CO
    • 3rd NACT #1 - Star-Crossed Redmond, WA
  • 1st Toronto International Cyclocross #2 Toronto, ON
  • 2nd Cross Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • 2nd Toronto International Cyclocross #1 Toronto, ON
  • 2nd Wissahickon Cross Ludwig's Corners, PA
  • 3rd Granogue Cross Wilmington, DE

2009 – Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com

  •  United States Cyclocross National Champion - Bend, OR
  • 2nd Overall, US Gran Prix of Cyclocross
    • 1st USGP #6 - Mercer Cup #3 West Windsor, NJ
    • 1st USGP #4 - Derby City Cup #2 Louisville, KY
    • 2nd USGP #5 - Mercer Cup #1 West Windsor, NJ
    • 3rd USGP #8 - Portland Cup #2 Portland, OR
    • 3rd USGP #3 - Derby City Cup #1 Louisville, KY
    • 4th USGP #7 - Portland Cup #1 Portland, OR
  • 1st Overall, North American Cyclocross Trophy
    • 1st NACT #10 - Whitmore's Super Cross Cup #2 - Southampton, NY
    • 1st NACT #9 - Whitmore's Super Cross Cup #1 - Southampton, NY
    • 1st NACT #8 - Boulder Cup Boulder, CO
    • 1st NACT #7 - Blue Sky Velo Cup Longmont, CO
    • 1st NACT #5 - Toronto International Cyclocross #1 Toronto, ON
    • 1st NACT #4 - Gran Prix of Gloucester #2 Gloucester, MA
    • 2nd NACT #6 - Toronto International Cyclocross #2 Toronto, ON
    • 4th NACT #3 - Gran Prix of Gloucester #1 Gloucester, MA
  • New England Cyclocross Championship Series (NECCS)
    • 1st NECCS #6 - Providence Cyclocross #2 Providence, RI
    • 1st NECCS #5 - Providence Cyclocross #1 Providence, RI

References[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ryan Trebon
US Cyclocross Elite Men's National Champion
2009-2010
Succeeded by
Todd Wells
Preceded by
Ryan Trebon
US Cyclocross Elite Men's National Champion
2007-2008
Succeeded by
Ryan Trebon
Preceded by
Mark Gullickson
US Cyclocross Elite Men's National Champion
2000-2001
Succeeded by
Todd Wells
Preceded by
Tim Johnson
US Cyclocross Espoir Men's National Champion
1999-2000
Succeeded by
Ben Jacques Maynes
Preceded by
Jonathan Page
US Cyclocross Espoir Men's National Champion
1998-1999
Succeeded by
Tim Johnson
Preceded by
US Cyclocross Junior Men's National Champion
1995-1996
Succeeded by
Ryan Miller


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