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Mollema motivated for title defence at Tour of Alberta

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) on the attack

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) on the attack (Image credit: Tim de Waele/

Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) has had a rollercoaster ride of a summer, climbing into a possible podium finish at the Tour de France but then falling out of the top 10 after crashing.

Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake before studying English and journalism at the University of Oregon. He 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.