Brenes proving himself as a trainee at USA Pro Challenge

Gregory Brenes (Champion System)

Gregory Brenes (Champion System) (Image credit: Jon Devich)

Gregory Brenes is making the most of his trainee opportunity for Champion System at the USA Pro Challenge with a stellar fifth place finish in Thursday's queen stage from Steamboat Springs to Beaver Creek. The 25-year-old Costa Rican, brought on to the China-based Pro Continental team on August 1st spending the first seven months of the season without a pro contract, moved into sixth place overall and is knocking on the door of a top-five general classification result.

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Based in the southeastern United States, Peter produces race coverage for all disciplines, edits news and writes features. The New Jersey native has 30 years of road racing and cyclo-cross experience, starting in the early 1980s as a Junior in the days of toe clips and leather hairnets. Over the years he's had the good fortune to race throughout the United States and has competed in national championships for both road and 'cross in the Junior and Masters categories. The passion for cycling started young, as before he switched to the road Peter's mission in life was catching big air on his BMX bike.