DOB: January 12
Current Residence: Sacramento, California
Cycling Disciplines: Road, some gravel
Best Moment in Your Cycling Career: 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games (Men's Road Director)
Race Day Habits: Pre-race coffee
Favorite Race: Philadelphia USPro Road Race
Goals for 2021: Actually attend a bike race
Favorite Non-Cycling Activity: My family are huge sports fans. We favor NFL and NBA. We are always talking sports, teams/players/trades/strategy. It's a great family activity and we all are fans of different teams so it can be quite fun.
Biggest Fear: Failure
Must-Haves for Traveling: Sleeping aids, coffee
I grew up alpine ski racing in the Lake Tahoe basin for Squaw Valley and then Lake Tahoe Ski Club. For a while I was ranked consistently in the top 10 in Far West. Late in high school, I found cycling. I turned professional at age 26. I raced at every professional level, and was lucky enough to race a couple of the Monument Classics. I retired in 2009, and I moved into management with the BMC Racing Team and became a Sports Director. I did that job for 5 seasons and within that, worked 2 Tours de France, one of which ended with a Yellow Jersey by Cadel Evans. At the same time, I started directing the Men’s National Team at the yearly World Championships. In 2013, I was recruited by USA Cycling to manage the U23 National Team Program which ran full time in Europe. I would now be working with younger American riders trying to make it on the professional world stage. I continued to managed both the Elites and U23’s at Worlds in addition to managing the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Teams. Around 2016, I was ready for a break, and I was offered a partnership in a local business in my home town of Sacramento. It was a training facility for endurance athletes of all types. I took the lead on this project and thus became a small business owner. I ran that business, Dai Endurance Studio, for 3 years. That led me back to USA Cycling for 2019 to run the Men’s National Team once again. I am currently coaching athletes, practicing and growing my bike fit business, helping my wife as she pursues her career, and supporting my son.