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THE COACHES


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THE COACHES


ALP Cycles Coaching has over 25 years of professional sports experience. We believe coaching is much more than a training plan. We provide an all-encompassing program to make you a smarter and stronger well-rounded athlete. 

 

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ALISON POWERS


ALISON POWERS


ALISON POWERS

Alison, is the only person, in history, to win all three road discipline National Championships in one year (2014). These three national championships go along with 2 previous national championships (Time Trial 2008, Team Pursuit 2008), 2 National Racing Calendar titles, and a 2nd place at the Leadville 100 mountain bike race (2013, 7:26hrs). Alison ended her road racing career in 2014 with UnitedHealthcare.

Alison is owner and head coach of ALP Cycles Coaching, and has been coaching cyclists for 8 years. She brings an unparalleled knowledge and skill base to cycling and bike racing. After 7 years on the US Ski Team as a downhill ski racer, Alison raced bikes professionally for 8 years. She is a USA Cycling Level 2 certified coach, has a TrainingPeaks Level 1 certification, and is certified as both a Road and Cyclocross racing coach from USA Cycling.

New for 2017, Alison has created a women's road race team. 20 women strong with 4 coaches, ALP Cycles Racing hopes to change the way local race teams race and train, by providing coached training rides and coached team races.

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JEN SHARP


JEN SHARP


JEN SHARP

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PATRICIA SCHWAGER


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PATRICIA SCHWAGER


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PATRICIA SCHWAGER

Patricia Schwager began racing as a junior in 1998. After racing at the domestic level and completing her Diploma as Pastry Chef, she got her first professional cycling contract in 2006. Patricia raced 10 years on professional level and has a lot of experience racing in the European peloton. She raced for some of the best and biggest teams like: Raleigh-Lifeforce, Cervélo TestTeam, Nederland Bloeit, Faren-Kuota, TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank. Patricia is a 6 time national Swiss champion and has represented her home country, Switzerland, at the World Championships 12 times.

In early 2016, Patricia ended her pro racing career due to a chronic leg injury. She enjoys sharing and passing on her knowledge in her role as an ALP Cycles Coach. Patricia has 2 Diplomas from the Swiss Federal office of Sport as Cycling Coach J&S and Cycling C-Coach J&S. She also has a TrainingPeaks Level 1 certification. Along with coaching, she also works as Logistics Coordinator for Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank.

Patricia specializes in road racing and race tactics.

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RUTH WINDER


RUTH WINDER


RUTH WINDER

Ruth Winder, a USA Cycling Level 3 coach and 2016 Olympian (Team Pursuit), began her racing career as a junior winning her first national title at age 16. After earning a spot on the 2010 Jr Track World Championship team she started to realize her talent in the sport. As her strength grew she was noticed by the USA Cycling National team and spent her years racing the European Classics and stage races such as the Giro Rosa, while also racing professionally in the United States. Recently, she has been solely committed to the USA National Team track program where she lived at the Olympic training center in Colorado Springs for 2 years. After making 3 world championship teams for team pursuit and becoming an Olympian she is hoping to share her extensive track knowledge and ever growing racing experience with others. 

Ruth specializes in Track racing, training and stage race preparation, and race tactics.