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 Alex
Alex is a category 1 road racer who has trained and raced in the better part of the US, often spending his winters in Medellin, Colombia to train and race as well. He discovered cycling at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Sustainable Community Development. He has lived in Boston, MA, Austin, TX, and now Tucson, AZ, while competing at the elite level.
With experience training cyclists of all levels to racing success, and having over 9 years of training and racing under his belt, Alex knows firsthand what it means to keep a healthy training-life balance and is excited to impart his knowledge to other aspiring bike racers. Alex is also very passionate about diet and has been vegan for 12 years. Alex comes to Empirical Cycling as a long time coached athlete and is enjoys giving back all he has learned to the cycling community.