Retired road and mountain bike Canadian pro Alison Sydor has joined the Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Cycling Team in an advisory capacity.
Sydor, who retired from pro competition in 2009, is looking forward to sharing her vast wealth of knowledge in the sport, working with both the team's management and the team athletes.
"The Trek Red Truck racing program has already proven itself to be a very successful rider development program," said Sydor, a three-time mountain bike cross country world champion (1994, 1995, 1996) and Olympic silver medallist (1996). "I'm looking forward to being a part of a great group of people who have already given back a lot to the sport here."
"I'm pleased to be able to share my 23 years of racing experience in the sport to support, where I can, the team's current and future goals."
Sydor will be at the team's annual training camp in Santa Rosa, California in April. She will also attend some races with the team in her capacity as part of team management.
"She is going to assist the team with rider selection, race/schedule selection and general team direction going forward," said Steve Engh, Team Director and Owner.
She won't be coaching riders, but will help riders align team goals and prepare for the squad's races.
The Trek Red Truck team's program will focus on the BC Cup Series, BC Superweek, Cascade Classic and Mt Hood.
During the mountain bike portion of her career, Sydor won 17 World Cup races and for 14 consecutive years (1991-2004), she never finished outside the top five at the world championships.
In her road career, which preceded her mountain bike career, she won stages at events like the Tour de L'Aude, Tour de France Feminin, and the EU tour. She earned two Olympic medals in 2004.
In the final years of her career, she also raced cyclo-cross and her accomplishments in that discipline gave her the unique distinction of being the only Canadian cyclist to have won elite titles in three completely separate disciplines (road, mountain bike, and cyclo-cross).
2011 Trek Red Truck Team
Dave Vukets (Team Captain)
Adam Thuss (Rider Liaison)
Andrea Hannos (Women's Team Manager)
Master men (race team)
Master women (race team)