Alison Tetrick Starnes recognized All-American Scholar-Athlete graduate of Abilene Christian University is set to ride for Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12 in 2011.
Tetrick Starnes, excelled as a NCAA tennis player at Abilene Christian University, where she also earned a B.S. in Biochemistry. She then competed as an elite amateur triathlete post-graduation before she began competitive cycling. After attending the USA Cycling 2008 Talent ID camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Tetrick Starnes considered a career in cycling.
In her first year of racing, she secured a professional contract as well as competed as a member of the 2009 US National Development Team, racing La Route de France where she earned a ‘Most Combative Rider’ jersey. In 2010, Tetrick Starnes quickly became noted for her time trialing abilities winning the Nature Valley Grand Prix time trial, and wearing the leader’s jersey for three stages. Other notable results; podium for the time trial at Joe Martin Stage Race, Cascade Cycling Classic, Chroneau de Gatineau (UCI) and the USA Elite Nationals. In addition, she was a valuable team member at the Giro Donne, where the US National Team earned a historic win.
“I am thrilled to have Alison onboard, she has a wonderful personality and has shown lots of talent. It’s our goal to create a schedule and environment that will fit with her personal goals as well as the team goals,” Stated team Manager, Nicola Cranmer. “Alison displays a lot of heart both on and off the bike. I am looking forward to seeing her flourish in 2011.”
While a respected team player, Tetrick-Starnes will focus on time trials with an eye on qualifying for World Championships and ultimately the Olympics. Kristin Armstrong, arguably one of the most successful U.S time trial riders, coached Tetrick Starnes this season and will continue to coach her, as well as join her in competition as a teammate.
“I am honored to be on Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12 and to race alongside national and world champions, world record holders, and Olympians. With this caliber of support and direction, I am confident I will be able to reach my full potential as a time trialist and road racer.” Commented Tetrick Starnes. “This is an incredible opportunity for me and I could not ask for a better team.”
Tetrick Starnes, a California native, grew up on a cattle ranch, and now lives in Mill Valley. Her grandfather, Paul Tetrick, has won over twelve national time trial and road championships, and was the first to introduce her to the sport. When she is not riding, she enjoys being on the ranch in Redding, or just outside anywhere where it is warm.
Alison will be riding Felt bicycles with SRAM Red components, ZIPP wheels, bars, stem, seatposts and tires, SRM, Prologo saddles, Arundel cages and Lezyne accessories and fueled by Peanut Butter & Co. and Clif Bar.