July 9, 1956 |
Indianapolis, United States
Dale Stetina (born 9 July 1956) was a United States national team cyclist in the late 1970s through the 1980s. He is a former U.S. National Road Champion and two-time winner of one of America's greatest bicycle races, the Coors Classic of Boulder, Colorado. He also won the Mt. Washington Bicycle Grand Prix.
Stetina hails from an Indianapolis, Indiana-based cycling family which includes three brothers Wayne, Joel, and Troy (Wayne Stetina was also 1976-77 U.S. National Road champion). Stetina has a son that also became a cyclist (Peter Stetina, current professional for Trek-Segafredo). Dale's father Roy was also a state cycling champion of Indiana. In 2007 Stetina was inducted into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.
Stetina won the Tour of Costa Rica, in December 1980. He won 3 stages, during the event, showing during the final stage ( Perez Zeledón - San José, 188 km) a great sport level; winning with a big time difference of 30 minutes with respect to the second place of the stage.
- Fecoci( Costa Rica Cyclist Association Library ),1980.
- Dale Stetina profile at Cycling Archives
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