"Just take it one step at a time."
- Brian Walton
Hometown: Washington, DC
Birth Date: 2.14.2003
Category: 2nd Year, 17-18
What racing challenges have you overcome?
Throughout my racing career, the thing that has motivated me the most to train was my competitiveness, and eagerness to race. With the pandemic halting the 2020 racing season, I had to rediscover my passion for cycling, and train not because I wanted to win races, but because I wanted to ride my bike. At first, this was difficult for me to overcome, but now every time I clip into my pedals it's because I want to, not because I feel that I have to.
What is your spirit animal?
My spirit animal is a heron becuase they are patient and observant, two qualities that I strive for in my day-to-day life.
What is your guilty pleasure food?
My guilty pleasure food is Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.
What is your advice for other riders?
My advice for other riders is to take everything one step at a time.
What started you in cycling?
I grew up watching the Giro d'Italia on TV every year, so when I heard there was a local junior team in my area, Rock Creek Velo, I decided to join in hopes of one day racing in the Giro.
What is your favorite pro race to watch?
My favorite pro race to watch is the Strade Bianchi because the finish in Sienna is always fun to watch.
2019 Hagerstown National Road Championships U-19 - 1st
2020 VOS U-19 tt - 5th
2020 Tosh U-19 tt - 1st
2020 ToNGA pt. 2 p1-2 TT - 3rd
2021 Stokesville Strada 1st