What is the Athlete Spotlight? It’s our way of featuring and highlighting deserving racers, in a format that reaches beyond their own website or team page.
Find all of our featured athletes below, or by hovering above the “Featured Athletes” page in the navigation bar.
We provide featured athletes with an opportunity to have a high-profile page on our site, where Race Vista brings additional attention to these featured athletes. The athlete profile page includes a bio, an interactive photo slideshow, an additional photos gallery with team or race photos, links to the athlete’s own site or blog, videos, and a variety of tools to reach and engage with fans and the cycling community. Click on each athlete’s name to go to the full profile page.
Note: We’re looking for new teams and racers to feature – if you’d like yourself or your team to be featured in Race Vista’s Athlete Spotlight, contact us to let us know why. We’d also love to have some sponsors and supporters for this effort, so if you’d like to sponsor this page, or sponsor an athlete to get featured, please contact us.
Racer Spotlight: Sophie Williamson
Sophie Williamson is our first international athlete at Race Vista. She’s from New Zealand, and currently races for Vanderkitten in the USA. She let us know that she’ll be looking forward to adding to her real-time photo slideshow, using the tag #RaceVistaTara in Instagram. You can add photos of Tara to the slideshow too, and you can find the photo sideshow, her bio, and how to find her on social media, here: http://racevista.com/athlete-spotlight/sophie-williamson/
Racer Spotlight: Tara McCormick
Tara McCormick is only 18 years old, but has determination, ambition, and the skills to prover herself within the ranks of the elite veteran athletes in track cycling. She’s a sprinter with her sights set on the Olympics. She’s looking forward to having her Featured Athlete page at Race Vista create an opportunity to engage and grow her base of fans and supporters. She let us know that she’ll be looking forward to adding to her real-time photo slideshow, using the tag #RaceVistaTara in Instagram. You can add photos of Tara to the slideshow too, and you can find the photo sideshow, her bio, and how to find her on social media, here: http://racevista.com/athlete-spotlight/tara-mccormick/
Racer Spotlight: Lex Albrecht
Lex Albrecht is a very accomplished Canadian cyclist who has raced throughout the world and has represented Canada at the World Championships twice. She is the Champion of Quebec in road and time trial, and has lots of success ahead of her. Lex has been selected as one of two athletes to be featured at Race Vista in our collaboration with the Women’s Cycling Association. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to introduce you to Lex, and we’ll have more to share with you from Lex in the near future. Find out more about Lex, see some great race photos, and check out (and contribute to) a real-time photo slideshow featuring Lex at her Race Vista Athlete Spotlight Page, here: http://racevista.com/athlete-spotlight/lex-albrecht/. Add your own race photos of Lex in the real-time slideshow using #RaceVistaLex in Instagram.
Racer Spotlight: Jonathan Fraley
Jonathan Fraley is an accomplished track cyclist, who plays a leading role in the sport of cycling not only through his racing, but also through his role as a coach and as a co-founder of bike company Serenity Cycles. We first had the opportunity to see Jonathan race as he made his way to the top of the podium at the 2013 Fixed Gear Classic at the NSC Veldorome in Minnesota. We are excited to have the opportunity to introduce more people to Jonathan, and to give him a unique platform as a Race Vista featured athlete. Find out more about Jonathan at his Race Vista spotlight page, here. Not only can you find photos, a bio and a slideshow at his featured athlete page, but you can add your own race photos of Jonathan in the real-time slideshow using #RaceVistaJonathan in Instagram.
Racer Spotlight: Alison Tetrick
Alison Tetrick is an accomplished road cyclist, who has recently expanded her arsenal to include strong performance on the track as well. She rides for the Exergy Twenty16 Professional women’s cycling team. Alison expands on a family legacy of successful athletes, building upon her grandfather’s encouragement to transition from collegiate tennis to a professional cycling career. We’re thrilled to be able to showcase Alison, who truly is a role model for all future generations of cyclists, proving that someone can successfully manage academic and athletic success, while balancing ambition and drive with the down-to-earth and adventure-seeking personality Alison clearly exhibits. Find out more about Alison at her Race Vista athlete spotlight page, here. Not only can you find photos, a bio and a slideshow at her featured athlete page, but you can add your own race photos of Alison in the real-time slideshow using #RaceVistaAli in Instagram.
Racer Spotlight: Amber Gaffney
Amber Gaffney is a professional road and track cyclist in the early stages of her professional career. She raced on the road with her Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team, and is also developing track prowess with two bronze medals in national events. We are excited to have Amber Gaffney join the terrific roster of Race Vista featured athletes, thanks in large part to Amber’s introduction to Race Vista through our collaboration with the Women’s Cycling Association. Find out more about Amber at her Race Vista athlete spotlight page, here. Not only can you find photos, a bio and a slideshow at her featured athlete page, but you can add your own race photos of Amber in the real-time slideshow using #RaceVistaAmber in Instagram.
Racer Spotlight: Emily Kachorek
Emily Kachorek is a California girl, who grew up surfing. What turned this surfer and volleyball player into a professional bike racer with collegiate national championships, United States National Team and World Cup racing experience? Race Vista has the answer. Now, she races for Vanderkitten Cycling, and is accomplished in road and cyclocross disciplines. As a Race Vista featured Athlete, Emily has shared her story, some photos, and more, so you can learn more about her. You can find more about Emily at her Race Vista Spotlight page, here. If you want to follow Emily, or have a race photo to share, be sure to check out her race photo slideshow (on her spotlight page) and tag any photos of Emily racing with #RaceVistaEmily on Instagram.
Racer Spotlight: Missy Erickson
Missy Erickson is an accomplished track cyclist, with a resume which shows considerable success in sprint events, including a U.S. National Record. She currently has her sights set on the Olympics, National Records, and much more, and trains in Colorado (after leaving her home state of MN). We’re thrilled that she joined Race Vista as our first Featured Athlete, and we’ll be encouraging and supporting her as she goes from podium to podium on the track! See a photo slideshow and find out more about Missy’s goals and ambitions with her race career, including how you can follow and support Missy, here. Add photos to the slideshow using #RaceVistaMissy in Instagram.
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