BOULDER, Colo. (BRAIN) — Power meter supplier Stages Cycling has hired former USA Cycling coach Benjamin Sharp as its power education specialist. Sharp will create content and support Stages-sponsored teams as well as dealers and coaches.
"We've had a phenomenal first year in regards to the growth of our business and adoption of our product," said Stages vice president Pat Warner. "From our very first launch event, however, it was apparent that there is an underlying need for additional education within the category. Benjamin is perfect for this role; his experience coaching world-class athletes gives him the tools to dig deep into data with our professional athletes, while his formal degree in education gives him the ability to break it down for the rider and dealer who've never used or sold power before."
Sharp spent seven years working with athletes for USA Cycling, helping guide riders to 13 World Championships and eight additional World Championship podiums. As a crowning achievement, Sharp was involved in coaching the U.S. women's pursuit team, which took the silver medal at the London Olympic Games in 2012.
"This change brings me closer to my roots as an educator and allows me the opportunity to share my passion for coaching with those that might not typically have access or contact to a coach," said Sharp. "Conversely, working with programs like Team Sky will challenge me to stay on the cutting edge of data analysis and training technique."