About Coach Kolie
Kolie coaches professional, elite, and amateur athletes of all disciplines at all levels. He's consulted for World Tour teams, world champions, national team coaches, is part of the WKO development group that creates and tests new and advanced cycling analytics, independently developed many unique analysis tools for road racers and sprinters, and educates and develops other coaches.
Kolie is a lifelong cyclist, national championship medalist, and former Taekwondo instructor and competitor (3rd Dan; selected for international WTF and ITF competitions, and Junior Olympics competitor). He holds a BS in Biology from Boston University, where he learned biochemistry, metabolism, and physiology. This background gives him a scientific and fundamental understanding the unique optimization required for each individual that is reflected in his training methods.
About Coach Fabiano
Fabiano's coaching methodology is simple as that and based on your subjective and objective data derived from observations, biological and physical sensors like power meters. A holistic approach that checks all aspects of your training and preparation as an athlete includes medical, physiological, psychological, nutritional, biomechanics, and equipment tuning. His goal is to achieve your maximum performance in each of these topics.
Fabiano was born and raised in the countryside and mountainous area of Brazil. There he had the opportunity to work on many cycling skills and participate in several local/state bike races. After earning an MD and a master's in sports medicine and PhD in molecular medicine, he felt it was time to help athletes achieve their full athletic potential and personal goals be it at the amateur or elite level.
About Coach Alex
Alex brings over 10 years of racing and training experience to Empirical Cycling, the last 3 of which has been spent racing at the elite and professional level throughout the US, most recently competing at the UCI Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, AR. Being an experienced all-rounder, he has competed in the country's toughest criteriums as well as climbing heavy stage races such as The Redlands Bicycle Classic and The Green Mountain Stage Race. Alex has also travelled internationally to race, spending time in Colombia, Mexico, and Panama, respectively. Newly a cat. 2 on the track, Alex also likes to go on bikepacking trips in his offseason.
Currently residing in Tucson, AZ, the training capital of the US, Alex first discovered cycling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where he completed his undergraduate degree in Sustainable Community Development. Now going on his 5th year as a coach, Alex has a depth of knowledge and real world experience he imparts to his athletes, helping them navigate a healthy training-life balance while getting the most out of every training hour. Alex is also very passionate about diet and has been vegan for over 15 years.
About Coach Cory
Cory is a three-time US amateur national champion in the time trial and currently races for team Butcherbox. He has extensive knowledge of race strategy from his own experiences riding for professional teams. An aggressive attacker, he has shown his ability to climb and time trial by winning GC at Redlands by lapping the field twice on the last day, and he has an impressive palmarès that includes individual and GC wins at Valley of the Sun, Cascade Classic, San Dimas, and more.
Born in Florida and raised in Central California, Cory started racing dirt bikes at 7. Cory discovered cycling while through cross training for motorcycle racing, and he would later go on to chase his new dream of making it to Europe. Cory is a lifelong athlete who has experience training cyclists of all levels, and his motocross experience opens up new opportunities for him to expand across the two sports. Through Cory's own personal experiences with a variety of coaches, he understands the importance of proper communication, work-life balance, and mental health. He views his athletes as people, not numbers, and stresses the importance of a healthy relationship with sport and nutrition. Cory comes to Empirical cycling after over 2 decades combined of racing and brings with him a wealth of knowledge to share.
About Coach Katie
Katie is a professional road racer and 2x national champion who enjoys stage races, climbing, and crits with hills. Katie took up cycling her freshman year at Middlebury College, while she was also swimming at the varsity level. She went on to lead the collegiate team for 2.5 years and is now the Co-President of the UNC Cycling Club. Katie studied English Literature and Global Health at the undergraduate level and now graduate level.
Katie's deep training history and Kolie's tutelage gives her a practical understanding of athlete needs both on and off the bike. She has also coached youth and masters swim teams in the past. Katie also mentors for Little Bellas, which is a program that helps young girls learn mountain biking and other life skills. Katie has a focused and hands-on approach with all athletes and her enthusiasm is infectious. She cares about her clients not only as athletes, but as holistic people and will modify each person's training based on their goals, life demands, and schedule. Katie will always help you train smarter, not harder.
About Coach Rory
Rory is a coach who wants to focus on athletes long term development while also being considerate of cycling sadly not being everyone’s full time job. He’s been coaching since 2016 and has gradually built a strong understanding of how to bring an athlete to their best performance year on year. He is particularly enthusiastic for time trialling across all durations and courses.
Rory has lived in Scotland his whole life and has previously spent a PhD researching ideal environments for detecting former signs of life in future missions to Mars. When he isn’t coaching he works as a sustainability expert keen to ensure that the world remains hospitable enough to ride bikes in. He has also been a lecturer and educator in biology for 8 years.
His own race results are highlighted by a Bronze in TTT nationals and an honorary beer for collapsing on the road after a hill climb.
About Coach Maeghan
About Coach Will
Will is a lifelong endurance athlete and a multi-discipline cyclist for over a decade. He’s a Category 1 road racer and founding member of several New England based domestic elite teams. Recently he increased his focus on gravel and marathon mountain bike events. Before taking up cycling, Will was a steeplechas and cross country runner at Ohio Wesleyan University where he studied geography and sport science. This experience, along with years of training under Kolie gave him a deep understanding of the sport, and Empirical Cycling training methodology.
Will enjoys encouraging cyclists to delve deeper into their sports, to seek out new adventures on the bike. He thinks creatively about ways to inspire athletes, and developing workouts that are as fun and simple as they are effective. In addition to coaching, Will is a full-time bike mechanic, which has made him highly adept at understanding the need to balance cycling with clients’ careers, families, and other hobbies.
About Coach Giancarlo