John Lieswyn

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John Lieswyn
John Lieswyn.jpg
Lieswyn in October 2009
Personal information
Born (1968-08-18) 18 August 1968 (age 48)
 United States
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Major wins
Tour of Southland
Nature Valley Grand Prix
Copa América de Ciclismo
International Tour de Toona
Tour de Beauce

John Lieswyn (born 18 August 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a former American professional road bicycle racer.


John started his road racing career in Florida in 1985. After graduation from college in 1990, he raced three seasons for the US National team in Germany, France and Italy. John turned professional in 1993 for Coors Light. He returned to Europe in 1995, scoring numerous top ten results and winning the Delémont (Switzerland) mountain stage of the Regio-Tour. After taking a break in 1996, he focused on the US domestic scene with over 40 major wins. In the pre and post US-season, he competed in South America, Australia and New Zealand, notably taking three stage wins in the Herald Sun Tour (Australia), and overall victory at the Southland Tour (NZ), the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota, and Tour de Beauce (Canada). He finished second in his last USA professional race, the 2005 San Francisco Grand Prix. His fifth and last time representing the USA National Team was the 2005 World Road Cycling Championships in Spain, where he was a domestique (worker) for the USA team sprinters. He retired from racing at the end of the 2005 season and moved to New Zealand.[1] In 2012 he returned to the USA and now resides in Davis, California.

Selected palmarès[edit]

  • 1st USA National Team Time Trial (100 km)
  • 3rd National Championships, Road, Amateurs (USA)
  • 1st Delemont Stage, Regio-Tour (Switzerland/France)
  • 1st Chris Thater Memorial Criterium (N.Y.)
  • Stage win, Herald Sun Tour (Australia)
  • 1st Stage 3, Tour of Willamette (OR, USA)[2]
  • 1st KoM, Tour de 'Toona (PA, USA)
  • 1st Road Race, Fitchburg Stage Race (MA, USA)
  • 1st Chris Thater Memorial Criterium (NY, USA)


  1. ^ "John". ViaStrada. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Race Results for Tour of Willamette Eugene, OR". USA Cycling. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ Lieswyn, John. "The John Lieswyn Diary". Retrieved 10 June 2012. 

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