Daniel Holloway (cyclist)

Daniel Holloway (born May 21, 1987) is an American cyclist,[1] who currently rides for American amateur team Texas Roadhouse Racing. Holloway specializes in criteriums, track racing and six-day racing. During his career, Holloway has won over 20 national titles, a Pan American title in 2018 and a gold medal at the 2019 Pan American Games.

Daniel Holloway
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Holloway in 2010
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Holloway
NicknameHollywood
Born (1987-05-21) May 21, 1987 (age 33)
Wichita Falls, Texas
Team information
Current teamTexas Roadhouse Racing
Disciplines
  • Road
  • Track
RoleRider
Amateur teams
2008Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 (stagiaire)
2009Felt–Holowesko Partners
2014Athlete Octane Cycling
2015Alto Velo p/b Seasucker
2016Intelligentsia Coffee
2017–Texas Roadhouse Racing
Professional teams
2010Bissell
2011Kelly Benefit Strategies–OptumHealth
2012Team Raleigh–GAC
2013Amore & Vita

CareerEdit

Early life and junior careerEdit

Holloway was born on May 21, 1987 in Wichita Falls, Texas, and began as a speed skater. He began cycling as practice for speed skating in the summer. His racing career began on the velodrome due to its similarities with the track. Holloway took to cycling winning his first national championship in July 2004 in the Madison.[2] In 2005 he won his next national title at Junior Track Nationals in the individual and team pursuits.[3] In 2007 he took his first Criterium National title as an amateur.[4]

Amateur and professional careerEdit

In 2008, he rode to 4 Elite National titles on the track, winning the team pursuit, madison, points race and the scratch.[5] He joined the Garmin–Chipotle p/b H30 team as a stagiaire, before joining the Felt–Holowesko Partners team for the 2009 season. Holloway won the kilo and points race titles at the National Track Championships,[6] and he also competed at the 2009 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Poland with teammates Colby Pearce and Taylor Phinney. In 2010 Holloway joined the domestic Bissell team and raced predominately on the road, winning his first United States National Criterium Championships. In 2011, Holloway joined the UCI Continental team Kelly Benefit Strategies–OptumHealth further focusing on road racing with a specialty in criteriums.

Holloway joined Team Raleigh–GAC in 2012, where he again won the scratch at the National Track Championships. He moved to Amore & Vita for the 2013 season, before returning the American domestic scene ahead of the 2014 season.[7] Holloway won a record 21 races in 2014 with Athlete Octane, including his second criterium title at the National Amateur Road Championships. Riding for Alto Velo p/b Seasucker in 2015, Holloway extended his record to 26 victories, and a second consecutive criterium title at the National Amateur Road Championships. In 2016, Holloway took his third consecutive criterium title at the National Amateur Road Championships, and also won the road race title for Intelligentsia Coffee. He also raced his first ever Red Hook Criterium Series, placing 5th at his first attempt at Red Hook Brooklyn.

Holloway moved to Texas Roadhouse Racing for the 2017 season, where he won a second consecutive road race title at the National Amateur Road Championships. Towards the end of his 2017 road season, Holloway shifted focus back to the track, winning 2 National titles (Omnium and Madison) and a World Cup (Omnium) on the track, and three National titles (Omnium, Madison, Points race) as well as the Pan-American Madison Championship title in 2018. In addition to Texas Roadhouse, Daniel Holloway was named an official member of Team USA's track cycling endurance program.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Daniel Holloway is married to creative director and entrepreneur Becca Schepps.

Major victoriesEdit

2005
1st Stage 3 Tour de l'Abitibi
National Junior Track Championships
1st   Individual pursuit
1st   Team pursuit[3]
2006
1st Overall Tulsa Tough
2007
1st   Criterium, National Amateur Road Championships
2008
National Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit (with Taylor Phinney, Colby Pearce & Dave Koesel)
1st   Madison (with Colby Pearce)
1st   Scratch
1st   Under-23 points race
Tour of Pennsylvania
1st Stages 1b & 6
2009
Vuelta a Palencia
1st Stages 1 & 6
National Track Championships
1st   Points race
1st   Kilo
2010
1st   Criterium, National Road Championships
1st TD Bank Mayor's Cup
2012
1st Stage 6 Vuelta Mexico Telmex
1st   Scratch, National Track Championships
2014
1st   Criterium, National Amateur Road Championships
1st Athens Twilight Criterium
2015
1st   Criterium, National Amateur Road Championships
1st Overall USA Crits Series
1st Athens Twilight Criterium
1st Tulsa Tough
1st Gateway Cup
2016
National Amateur Road Championships
1st   Criterium[9]
1st   Road race[9]
1st Tulsa Tough
Red Bull Last Stand
1st Double Down Award
2nd Geared race
2017
1st   Road race, National Amateur Road Championships[10]
National Track Championships
1st   Team pursuit
1st   Madison (with Adrian Hegyvary)
1st   Omnium
1st Omnium, 2017–18 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Santiago
2nd Omnium, UCI C1 Troféu Internacional de Anadia
2nd Omnium, UCI C1 Track Cycling Challenge Switzerland
2018
1st Madison, Pan American Track Championships (with Adrian Hegyvary)
National Track Championships
1st   Omnium
1st   Madison (with Adrian Hegyvary)
1st   Points race
1st Madison, Japan Track Cup I
1st Handicap Madison – Chase, Six Days of Copenhagen
3rd Madison, 2018–19 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Milton (with Adrian Hegyvary)
2019
1st   Madison, National Track Championships (with Adrian Hegyvary)
2nd Madison, Pan American Track Championships (with Adrian Hegyvary)
2nd Madison, Super Tuesday
3rd Madison, 2018–19 UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Cambridge (with Adrian Hegyvary)[11]
3rd Madison, 2018–19 Six Day Series, Hong Kong

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daniel Holloway". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  2. ^ "Results for - USA Cycling".
  3. ^ a b "Results for 2005 USA Cycling Juniors Track Nationals - USA Cycling".
  4. ^ "Results for USCF Criterium Championships - USA Cycling".
  5. ^ "Results for 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track Nationals - USA Cycling".
  6. ^ "Results for 2009 USA Cycling Elite Track Nationals - USA Cycling".
  7. ^ http://norcalcyclingnews.com/2013/07/17/the-hard-road-back-daniel-holloways-return-to-the-professional-peloton/
  8. ^ "Team USA | USAC Track Cycling". May 29, 2020.
  9. ^ a b "Gallery | USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships".
  10. ^ "Elite and Junior Champions Crowned at Amateur Road National Championships". July 2, 2017.
  11. ^ https://www.teamusa.org/News/2019/January/19/Daniel-Holloway-Adrian-Hegyvary-Win-Bronze-In-Track-Cycling-Madison-Race

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