Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Robin Farina joins up with Peaks Coaching Group!

Bedford, Va, USA – January 23, 2012 –Peaks Coaching Group is excited to announce that Olympic hopeful Robin Farina has joined Peaks Coaching Group. Robin Farina the current US Elite Road Cycling Champion and Olympic Long team contender. Robin has been racing for over 10 years and is currently the captain of NOW and Novartis for MS. Robin is the owner of Uptown Cycles in Charlotte, NC, a bicycle shop, coaching and performance training center.  Over the last several years of her own training as well as coaching others, Robin realized the value of power training and wanted to learn and train with power from the best, Hunter Allen and the Peaks Team. 

US National Champion - Robin Farina
Hunter Allen, founder of Peaks Coaching Group and co-author of “Training and Racing with a Power Meter” commented, “We are thrilled to have a coach and athlete of Robin’s caliper join the Peaks  Coaching Group.  She brings her race and coaching experience to our Peaks Team and the promise of going to the London Olympics this July.” Allen continues, “With her totally on board with power, she will rock at the Olympic qualifiers.”

Not only is Farina making the Olympics a goal but she is also a huge advocate for women’s cycling. Robin comments, “Professional women's cycling is still not at a level where we make equal pay, nine times out of 10, female cyclists have to have a part-time or full-time job to be able to race. It's a Catch 22.” Farina continues, “I want to help create an equal playing field for women in cycling by working with sponsors and the media to get more exposure.”   

Peaks Coaching Group is on a rapid growth path with 40 coaches and hundreds of athletes from all over the US and the world. Peaks currently has coaches and athletes with National and World titles in road cycling, mountain biking and cyclocross and hopefully soon to have an Olympic Champion with Robin Farina.  

Robin Farina - Co-Owner Uptown Cycles

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