Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Len Pettyjohn and Omer Kem join Peaks Coaching Group

Peaks Coaching Group announces the addition of Omer Kem and Len Pettyjohn to their team of endurance power based cycling and triathlete coaches.

Bedford, VA, USA, June 20th 2012
Omer Kem and Len Pettyjohn have joined Peaks coaching Group extensive team of premier coaches.  Peaks Coaching Group has over 40 coaches throughout the US and the world with Hunter Allen, the go-to- guy for Power Training and author of “Training and Racing with a Power Meter”, leading his team and expanding the coaching group by adding two very prominent coaches to Peaks. 

Len Pettyjohn, a 30 year veteran to cycling has done it all in his industrious cycling career.  He has been involved in every facet of cycling, from riding, to racing, to cycling team management, and event organization.   Pettyjohn has organized and coached team after team though out the years who has achieved world class results;  Coors Light Pro team, Crest Amateur Team, Lowery’s Women’s team to name a few. His highlight year was 1989, when Coors Light team member Greg LeMond won both the Tour de France and World Road Championship.  Pettyjohn continued to work with Coors Light throughout the mid 1990’s as the team dominated the domestic circuit, with more than 500 total wins in six years.  Pettyjohn comments about his joining the Peaks Coaching Group, “With my vast race tactic and strategic knowledge experience, I would like to help master level riders step up to their full potential as athletes.” 

Omer Kem, is a 7 year US pro and now race director for a strong US Bissell team.  Kem is interested in developing young racers and molding them into champions.  With his experience as a pro and now as a team director and coach he brings a lot great experience to the coaching table.  His desire to develop young racers brings a niche talent to the Peaks Team.  Kem comments, “I am excited to be part of Peaks Coaching Group, as a race director for Bissell, the athletes that I coach will keep me in touch with the  young up and coming racers and allow me to move them up the ranks as they come into form.”

Hunter Allen, owner of Peaks Coaching Group, exclaims, “I am honored to continue to have elite caliper coaches join my team”.  “Len and Omer are coaches that have unique cycling experiences that will enhance our awesome team of coaches,” Allen continues, “Both Len and Omer have been through my extensive Peaks Power Training Certification and are now available for athletes.”

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