Monday, March 3, 2014

Get to Know Astellas Cycling Team... Michael Pincus

New for 2014, we are proud to sponsor Astellas Cycling in the team's first year as domestic professionals. Get to know the team: 

Name: Michael Pincus

Age: 20

Hometown: Pearland Texas

When did you start cycling?

I started racing in 2007. I was a cross-country runner before I started racing. My dad has already been cyclist for a few years and I decided to give it a try. Since then I have been hooked.

What do you like about cycling?

The places you see, the people you meet, the style of competition.

What do you not like?

It can be expensive. Sharing the road day in and day out with bad drivers can be a worry.

What do you do outside of cycling? Jobs, hobbies, family? 

Right now I am a full time electrical engineering student at the University of Houston. Between studying, racing, and training I like  to be with my friends as much as possible.

When did you start riding with Astellas?

This is going to be my first season with the team, 2014.

How do you feel about becoming a Professional domestic team this year? 

It is really exciting, I know that great opportunities will come from being a domestic professional team and I want to make the most out of it.

What type of racing is your “specialty?” 

Long hard races that typically come down to a small group, stage races, and wet criteriums.

What races are you excited for this year? 

I am excited for all the races right now. Majority of the calendar are new races I have yet to do. I know from past experiences that Tulsa Tough will be a blast.

What bike will you be riding this year? 

Litespeed T1

Anything else? Tips, tricks, advice? 

Stay in school, take opportunities that are presented to you, and have as much fun as possible.

Don't forget to follow @astellascycling and @Pincus1 on Twitter, and check out Michael's blog.

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