CPCS coached riders hitting the heights
It's been a while since I posted, have to say, but it's time to get back on the horse so to speak and let folk know about some awesome achievements from Crank Punk Coaching Systems riders!
First up is Taylor Price, originally from the USA but now working at Specialized in Shanghai. Taylor rounded out 2018 in fine style, winning his final race (actually his team took all top 3 positions) as well as taking the Leader's Jersey in the season-long Shanghai Classic Cycling League, whilst also topping out the Points Classification to ride swiftly home with the green jersey too. Adding another cherry on top of the cake was the fact that another CPCS rider, Andre Jobmann out of Germany, laid a lot of the ground work for the win. Hup!
Taylor Price in the middle, Andre far right
Over to India next where just las week Englishman Tom Little rode away with the win in the 2go Bangalore Mountain Festival XC. Based in the UAE, Tom got 2019 off to an awesome start for himself and CPCS by using his power to break free and eventually solo for the win. Great work Tom! With a busy Spring coming up we are hoping for more podiums from Tom.
That'll do nicely...
And finally, but by no means least, we have Harvey Dawkins. I've been coaching Harvey for some years now, he's a truly inspirational athlete and a lovely guy to boot. Harvey refuses to allow the fact that he has cerebral palsy to affect either his mood or his dedication to hard work. Safe to say he's got the biggest balls on the CPCS roster - and I say that even though he's a triathlete!
Harvey has completed several shorter tris and will this year again attempt a half IM. Harvey also helps out and supports other athletes and kids with disabilities, and I'm happy to say that the both this work and his performances have attracted a sponsor for 2019, the Kyle Pease Foundation.
What's the Kyle Pease Foundation, you may ask?
"The purpose of the Kyle Pease Foundation (KPF) is to create awareness and raise funds to promote success for persons with disabilities by providing assistance to meet their individual needs through sports.
Programs may include scholarship opportunities, purchasing of medical equipment or adaptive sports equipment for others or contributing to other organizations that provide similar assistance to disabled persons as well as participating in educational campaigns to create awareness about Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities."
They will helping Harvey to enter more races and with other needs too. Great news and hats off to you, Harv!
Harvey rocking his new sponsored kit