Rider profile: UnitedHealthcare's Jonny Clarke

After six years without a win, UnitedHealthcare's Jonny Clarke was about to live every domestique's dream: He had broken away from the bunch in a small-but-driven group early in stage 2 of Silver City's Tour of the Gila as part of his team's overall strategy, but confusion and hesitant team tactics in the chase behind left the escapees dangling off the front as they approached the line.

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.