Eric Young (cyclist)

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Eric Young
UCI Track World Championships 2018 063.jpg
Eric Young (2018)
Personal information
Full nameEric Galen Young
Born (1989-02-26) February 26, 1989 (age 30)
Geneva, Illinois, U.S.
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight74.8 kg (165 lb)
Team information
Current teamElevate–KHS Pro Cycling
Rider typeSprinter[1]
Amateur team(s)
2010Nuvo Cycling Team
Professional team(s)
2013–2018Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies
2019–Elevate–KHS Pro Cycling

Eric Galen Young (born February 26, 1989) is an American professional road racing cyclist, currently riding for UCI Continental team Elevate–KHS Pro Cycling.[2] Young won the United States National Criterium Championships in both 2011, while riding with Bissell,[3] and in 2013, while riding with Optum–Kelly Benefit Strategies.[1][3] Before turning professional, Young attended Indiana University Bloomington and won the Little 500 with the "Cutters" team three years.[1][4]

In 2015, Young won the second stage of the Tour of the Gila in a bunch sprint, beating Travis McCabe of Team SmartStop.[5]

Major results[edit]


1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Criterium Championships
4th Univest Grand Prix
Tour of the Gila
1st Jersey green.svg Points classification
1st Stage 2
4th National Criterium Championships
1st MaillotUSA.PNG National Criterium Championships
Tour de Korea
1st Stages 2 & 4
4th Vuelta a La Rioja
10th Overall Tour of Elk Grove
Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
1st Stages 1 & 2
1st Stage 6 Vuelta Mexico Telmex
1st Stage 5 Tour of Utah
1st Stage 2 Tour of the Gila
1st Delta Road Race
1st Stage 4 Tour of Utah
1st Prologue Istarsko Proljece
1st Stage 4 Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay
1st Stage 3 Joe Martin Stage Race
Tour of the Gila
1st Stages 2 & 4


  1. ^ a b c "Optum Pro Cycling Player Bio Page". Optum Pro Cycling. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  2. ^ "A mix of old and new for Rally Cycling in 2018". Immediate Media Company. December 18, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "USA Cycling Organization Website". USA Cycling. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Zalewski, Mark. "Fresh off Little 500 win, Eric Young joins Bissell". Velo News. Retrieved July 28, 2013.
  5. ^ "Optum sweeps Tour of the Gila stage 2 with Young and Ewart". VeloNews. Competitor Group, Inc. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Eric Young at Cycling Archives". Cycling Archives. December 28, 2012. Retrieved March 7, 2013.

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