Emerson Oronte

Be persistent. Success is sometimes a matter of hanging on longer than everyone else.

5’ 9''
Pro since
Louisville, CO
Cohasset, MA
What inspired you to ride?
Watching VHS tapes of the 1999 Tour de France got me immediately hooked on the sport.
Racing obstacle you overcame?
Not having the confidence to know I was a strong rider was something that actually held me back quite a bit. It’s only been in the last few years that I’ve been able to get rid of those doubts.
Favorite cheat meal?
Cinnamon buns or donuts.
Favorite healthy meal or snack?
A fairly common dessert of mine is Greek yogurt and frozen fruit with a bit of cinnamon and honey. It takes two seconds to make and is a nice way to finish off dinner.
Tip for staying healthy?
Being healthy is a lifestyle and not a trend that lasts a few days or weeks. Find a diet and exercise routine that works with your life and do your best to incorporate it day-in, day-out.
What motivates you to ride?
Over the years this answer has changed a lot but currently I’m motivated by competition and wanting to make the most of the opportunities I have in this sport.

Stories with Emerson

Race Report
Chrétien hits out for KOM jersey in the City of Bridges
Race Preview
This isn’t Italy, this is Sicily
Overcoming self-doubt
Road Diary
Calories in, calories out
Road Diary
Avoiding the fall – Oronte’s Girona
Trusting the process – how goal setting helps pro athletes achieve
Healthy Habits Challenge: “Fill The Well”
Road Diary
Rally Cycling takes over the airways
Reason to Ride
It’s October, why are we still racing?
Inspired Bikes at the Amgen Tour of California