Cyclist: Max Jenkins

Racing Age/DOB: 30; December 5, 1986
Hometown: born in Novosibirsk, Russia
Current Residence: Davis, CA
Racing Strengths: climbing, leadership

Previous Teams:
5-hour Energy
Competitive Cyclist
United Healthcare

2015 Results:
Pretty average due to hip injury
2nd Nevada City Classic

Top Three Career Results:
U23 USA Road Race National Champion
8th Vuelta Mexico General Classification 2012
9th Tour of Gila General Classification 2014

Goals for 2016: guide the team to at least one NRC win

Personal Hobbies/Interests: reading educational articles, rebuilding bikes, being outside

First Bike: 1992 Trek 5200 OCLV

What would you be doing if you weren’t cycling? Probably banking

Favorite Training Ride: Tour of the Berkeley/Oakland hills

Favorite Race: Tour of Utah

Favorite Music: whatever comes up on the Gorillas Pandora channel. Favorite album: Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories

If you could race any cyclist (dead or alive) who would it be and what discipline: A clean Lance Armstrong in a Road Race, oh wait, did that in 2010 Tour of the Gila and he embarrassed himself.

If you could write the first line for your personal Wikipedia page what would it say: He once head butted Tom Boonen fighting for the front before some crosswinds in the 2010 Tour of California stage two from Davis to Santa Rosa.

Toughest race you’ve done and why: Tour of California 2010 stage six from Palmdale to Big Bear. It was 7hr ride time with 14,000ft vertical and I was already cracked out of my mind from the first five days of racing.

What cycling accomplishment are you most proud of? Winning almost every race our team did in 2012.

Any unique pre-race routines or lucky charms? No, you make your own luck with focus and determination.