Our Ambassadors’ Summer Updates: Elevate Cycling and Leo Manzano

Elevate Pro Cycling p/b Bicycle World focuses on Youth in July

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With the team now in the second half of the season, Elevate Pro Cycling now shifts its focus on the young riders. The team saw some great indicators of improvement at U23 Road National Championship, which saw Connor Brown finish 6th in the time trial, and 13th in the road race and Alex Hoehn ride to a top 20 in the road race in his first U23 race.

Coming up next the youth of the team will be at the Tour of Lawrence in Kansas en­ route to the Cascade Classic Stage Race. Joseph Schmalz headlines the roster with Connor Brown, Nick Torraca and Alex Hoehn. Adam Mills will be on hand as well.

Meanwhile, Heath Blackgrove will lead another squad to the Boise Twilight Criterium in Idaho consisting of Logan Hutchings, Julian Kyer and Mitchell Sides. The two squads will meet up in Bend, Oregon for the Cascade Classic where the emphasis will be on success for the younger riders on the team.

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Leo Manzano is at the Olympic Trails!

Leo Manzano is Boneshaker’s newest Ambassador, and he is currently competing at the USA Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon. Leo competes in the Men’s 1500m. July 7th Leo finished 2nd in his heat and qualified for the semi-finals on July 8th. Boneshaker Project will be rooting for Leo as he races to qualify for a spot to represent USA at the Olympics and serves as an inspiration to local Boneshaker youth here in Austin, Texas.

More about Leo Manzano: 

Leo was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. He immigrated with his family to the United States at age four, settling in Granite Shoals, TX. Leo discovered his distance running talent in gym class and then went on to become a 9x Texas 4A Schoolboy Champion before entering the University of Texas.

Remarkably, he has yet to miss the podium or selection onto a USA Olympic or World Championship team. This ten year streak is the longest in USA Championship 1500m/Mile history dating back to 1876. Leo’s famous finishing kick was on full display at the London Games where he won the silver medal. This was the first medal for the USA in the marquee 1500m since the great Jim Ryun similarly won silver in 1968.

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