Cyclist: Jake Sitler

Racing Age/DOB: 27; June 18, 1989
Hometown: Craley, Pennsylvania
Current Residence: Craley, Pennsylvania
Racing Strengths: Climbing, All-Around- Not Sprinting on a flat road

Previous Teams:
Van Dessel Factory Team

2015 Results:
4th Winston Salem NCC
8th Chris Thater NCC
1st Nittany Stage Race
16th- Redlands NRC Oak Glen Stage
13th Redlands NRC Criterium
12th- two Stages of Cascades Classic
16th- Overall Joe Martin UCI 2.2

Top Three Career Results:
1st Bucks County UCI Classic
4th Winston Salem NCC
16th overall Joe Martin UCI 2.2

Goals for 2016: NRC/UCI podium, Top ten finishes at UCI Stage Races

Personal Hobbies/Interests: Girlfriend, Coffee, my dog Miles, Music, Guitar, Mutton-busting, Friends, Finances, and the family grocery business

First Bike: Little red bike with training wheels- then a Giant Mtn, bike

What would you be doing if you weren’t cycling? Running/racing with my feet not on a bike- Working Full time at the family grocery business, or using my Graduate degree somewhere if my family got sick of me.

Favorite Training Ride: Round the River

Favorite Race: Philly Cycle Classic

Favorite Music: Mashups

If you could race any cyclist (dead or alive) who would it be and what discipline: My dad when he was my age, I would like to race him in a criterium, so I could see how many times I could lap him. He can have a 2016 road bike, and I’ll take a 1991 Schwinn aluminum 434

If you could write the first line for your personal Wikipedia page what would it say: Jake Sitler once drowned himself in an under water hold your breath competition.

Toughest race you’ve done and why: Wilderness 101- I had just stopped running and started mountain biking. It was seven hours long, and at one point I am fairly confident I started crying while descending a 7-mile rock garden.

What cycling accomplishment are you most proud of? Winning the UCI KOM jersey as an amateur at Bucks County Classic, Now Reading classic.

Any unique pre-race routines or lucky charms? Coffee, Beet Juice, Music, Text my girlfriend, and get my good luck wishes from Clay Murfet’s Mom.