Nicknames: Rude, Bear, Trios Biscotti
Hometown: Kingston, NY
Current Town: Durango, CO
Team: CLIF BAR
Bike: Salsa Mamasita 29er
Clif Bar www.clifbar.com
Personal Website or Blog address: www.troywells.missingsaddle.com
Personal Motto: Do work!
What’s in your IPod: Jay-z, Biggie, Clinton Sparks mixtapes
Favorite Movies: RAD
Off the bike activities: river tubing, dirt jumping, golf, eating and drinking contests, and the beach
Bio- Thanks to my brother I started racing BMX when I was 3 years old. I continued to race BMX until I was 11. I traded in the 20-inch wheels for the 26-inch wheels and raced my MTB Bike for 3 years. In middle school I started running cross-country no idea why. I ran throughout high school and my first semester of college.
I decided to start racing bikes again in the fall of 2002 during the Cyclo-Cross season. In the winter of 2004 I transferred to Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. I graduated in the spring of 2007 with a degree in Accounting.
Cyclo-Cross has been a major part of my success in cycling. Over the years I’ve ridden for Team Devo, CCA-Kona, TIAA-CREF, and currently Team Clif Bar. I feel as if every year I close the gap on the mountain bike to my results on the Cyclo-Cross bike. This season I have made my biggest step yet. Hopefully I can keep the trend going.
Top 5 Career Highlights:
2005 Cyclo-Cross U-23 National Champion
2X Collegiate Team Time Trial National Champion
2008 USGP of Cyclo-Cross #4 Mercer Cup 2nd
2009 MTB-USCUP Bump-n-Grind 8th
2007 USA Elite Cyclo-Cross Nationals 5th