Danny Pate

Height

6’

Weight

Heavy

Birthdate

03.24.79

Pro since

2000

Strengths

All-Arounder

Hometown

Colorado Springs, CO

Residence

Colorado Springs, CO

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Winning does not always make you happy. You really find out what kind of person you are when you are not taking victories.

Danny Pate is one of the hardest-working riders in the peloton. Pate turned professional at the turn of the millennium and hit the ground running by winning the World Under-23 Time Trial Championship in 2001. After joining the European race scene in 2006, he won the time trial at the Tour de Beauce and followed that up in 2007 with a stage win at the Tour of Missouri. In the two years that followed, Pate earned top-three stage finishes at the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, and in 2011 was part of the HTC-Highroad lead-out train which saw Mark Cavendish win the green jersey at the Tour.

What inspired you to ride?

My father, He was riding and racing bikes. It was fun to ride with him. It's still fun to ride with him. I remember him lapping me in Cat 3 races. Then we moved up to cat 2 and I was lapping him.

Racing obstacle you overcame?

For me it’s the long periods of time away from friends and family.

Favorite cheat meal?

Anything named cake.

Favorite healthy meal or snack?

I eat a lot of salad, I mean a lot of salad.

Tip for staying healthy?

Everything in moderation is the key to staying healthy.

What motivates you to ride?

Witnessing how hard my stepfather and little brother work. They make my job look easy. It helps me realize how lucky I am to ride a bike for a living.

Results

Tour de Romandie: Stage 1

1st

Giro del Trentino: Stage 1

1st

Giro d’Italia: Stage 1

1st

Giro d’Italia: Stage 1

2nd

Criterium International: Stage 2

2nd

Vuelta a Burgos: Stage 4

2nd

Giro d’Italia: Stage 2

2nd

Tour de France: Stage 15

3rd

Giro d’Italia: Stage 18

3rd

Criterium International: Overall

3rd

Tour of Oman: Stage 6

4th

Tour Mediterranean Cycliste Professional: Overall

5th

Giro d’Italia: Stage 21

6th

Paris - Nice: Prologue

6th

Tour de Suisse: Stage 9

11th

Tour de France: Stage 20

11th

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