Eric Young

Height

5’ 11"

Weight

165 lbs

Birthdate

02.26.89

Pro since

2011

Strengths

Sprinting

Hometown

Geneva, IL

Residence

Boulder, CO

Follow Eric

Every person is just a human being. And those human beings can accomplish some extremely impressive things with enough time, determination, and hard work.

Eric Young came into competitive cycling late compared most professional riders. It wasn’t until college that Young was exposed to racing. Fortunately he attended Indiana University’s and his first race was the famed Little 500 as a member of the iconic Cutters team. Young showed promise quickly and upon graduating college soon signed with the Bissell Pro Cycling team in 2011. Young is now one of the fastest sprinters in North America.

What inspired you to ride?

My Little 500 teammates taught me how the basics of cycling. Once I’d fallen in love with riding and racing a bike, it was an easy transition into amateur races around the Midwest.

Racing obstacle you overcame?

Beating Brad Huff in criteriums.

Favorite cheat meal?

My cheat is Glacier Ice Cream’s Salted Caramel Oreo.

Favorite healthy meal or snack?

Step 1: Buy piece of fruit or a package of nuts. Step 2: Remove packaging and or peel. Step 3: Consume said fruit or nuts.

Tip for staying healthy?

Moderation is important for staying healthy. Don’t eat too much, and exercise every day.

What motivates you to ride?

I have also been driven and I have a strong desire to accomplish my goals.

Results

Istrian Spring Trophy: Prologue

1st

Tour of the Gila: Points

1st

Delta Road Race

1st

Tour of Utah: Stage 4

1st

Vuelta Mexico Telmex: Stage 6

1st

Tour of the Gila: Stage 2

1st

Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay: Stage 1

1st

Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay: Stage 2

1st

USA Cycling Criterium Championships

1st

Tour Of The Gila: Stage 2

1st

Tour of Utah: Stage 2

1st

Tour Of The Gila: Stage 4

1st

Joe Martin Stage Race: Stage 4

1st

Tour de Korea: Stage 2

1st

Tour de Korea: Stage 4

1st

Tour of the Gila: Stage 2

2nd

Tour de Beauce: Stage 1

2nd

Stories with Eric

Race Report
Sara Poidevin Wins Stage Five, Takes Second Overall in Cascade Classic
In the white jersey of Best Young Rider, Sara Poidevin stormed up the final climb Sunday to take victory in stage five of the Cascade Cycling Classic, and came within…
2 days ago
Race Report
Sara Bergen Climbs to Victory in Stage Three of Cascade Classic
Wearing the green jersey as the leader of the Points Competition, Sara Bergen won stage three of the Cascade Cycling Classic with a powerful drive to the line ahead of…
4 days ago