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GABRIEL SHIPLEY

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"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another"

- Proverbs 27:17

Hometown: Polson, MT

 

Birth Date: 1.9.2002

 

Height: 187cm

 

Weight: 70kg


Category: 2nd Year, 17-18

What racing challenges have you overcome?


Beginning my cycling career out of Montana has been the biggest challenge I’ve had to overcome. With very limited racing and severe winters, I was forced to train indoors for months on end and find competition in different states. I had no real group to train with often, so when I raced I had to absorb as much experience as I could.




What is your spirit animal?


A bull elk has to use the experience it gains in a season not just to survive but thrive in the next. I find my years racing so far resonate with this. They learn from the older, wiser bulls and acquire important skills to prosper.




What is your guilty pleasure food?


Donuts for sure.




What is your advice for other riders?


It never gets easier, you just go faster.




What started you in cycling?


I started racing when the Montana State Time Trial Championship was held in my small hometown. I had been riding some previously, but once registered I began to actually train. I won the race on an old steel Lemond and immediately formed a passion for the sport.




What is your favorite pro race to watch?


Difficult to choose just one favorite pro race, but nothing beats waking up every morning in the month of July to watch the days stage of the Tour de France. Entertained by professional racers over breakfast and before training is unbeatable. This paired with the liberation and potential of the summer makes for the most positive training.





2019 RACING HIGHLIGHTS

1st Yarmouth Clam Festival Road Race 

1st 17/18 Road Race - Cascade Cycling Classic 

1st 17/18 TT - Cascade Cycling Classic

1st 17/18 Criterium - Cascade Cycling Classic 

1st 17/18 Circuit Race - Cascade Cycling Classic

1st 17/18 Overall GC - Cascade Cycling Classic

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