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BEING PRO: COLE KESSLER

BEING PRO: COLE KESSLER

Photo: VeloImages Age: 19 Hometown: Newbury Park, California How did you get into cycling? During middle school, I had a friend that rode mountain bikes…

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Photo: VeloImages Age: 19

Hometown: Newbury Park, California

How did you get into cycling?

During middle school, I had a friend that rode mountain bikes for fun, and he told me to try it out. After my first experience riding the local trails and experiencing the outdoors with a new viewpoint, I was hooked. I later joined the high school mountain bike team, which really fueled my growing passion for the sport. Pushing my own limits while riding a bike and seeing the true capabilities of my body is what inspires me the most about riding bikes. Nothing in life has challenged me to the extent at which cycling does. I find the challenge and constant chase for improvement as the inspiration behind cycling for me. Simply, the views and destinations that cycling takes me is what keeps me coming back. When riding your bike, you get to see things in nature that you would never see otherwise.

What were one or two of the key points in your cycling career before joining Israel Cycling Academy? How do you describe the team’s goals and dynamic?

For me, the best moments before joining the Academy were winning the Jr. National TT Championship title and winning the TT at Ronde Des Valles. After Ronde Des Valles, Israel Cycling Academy showed interest and Roy Knickman was formative in the introduction. Israel Cycling Academy’s goals are aligned with the best development teams in the world. The aim is to develop the riders to […]

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