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Thursday, 02 February 2006

Christopher Baldwin

flag_us_sml.gifCountry: United States

Height: 6' 1"

Weight: 150 lbs.

Date of Birth: 10/15/75

Place of Birth: Chicago, IL

Residence: Boulder, CO

Pro Since: 1999

In a race that was arguably the most thrilling of the season, Chris Baldwin was one turn away from upsetting 2005 Tour De France Stage 1 winner Dave Zabriskie at the national time trial championship. That is, until Baldwin crashed with fewer than 400 meters to go. Still fast enough to take second place, Baldwin proved himself as a world class time trialist and the performance earned him the right to represent the United States at the World Road Championships in Salzburg. He was also one of two Americans selected to compete in the World Time Trial Championships. It was a fitting ending to a momentous season for Baldwin. He took stage wins at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, San Dimas Stage Race and Tour of the Gila, where he was also the overall GC winner. 

Baldwin has a total of 19 career wins, including two national time trial championships, claiming the title for the first time in 2003 (the same year his wife, Kimberly, won the women?s title) and again in 2005. He is also a Pan-American games silver medalist.

His interest in cycling began early on and by the time he was 13, Chris was hanging out at the local bike shop ? enough that the shop owner finally gave him a job. Encouraged by the staff at the shop and supported by his parents, he started racing.

Over the span of his career, he has demonstrated his toughness and versatility as a durable rider capable of being a threat in any racing situation. He is a dependable team player and is known for his tenacity in long breakaways. Chris is well schooled in the discipline of team racing and tactics, and he uses these skills to help his team produce the best results possible.

He credits mentors such as Nate Reiss, for helping him develop, and says he?s inspired by other cycling vets like Scott Moninger (Health Net presented by Maxxis) who have managed to stay hungry and motivated throughout their long careers.

While not racing, Chris' other interests include water and snow skiing, woodworking, and reading his favorite Steinbeck novels. Chris and his wife, Kimberly, live in Colorado.

Team History

2006 - Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
1999 - 2005 - Navigators Insurance

2007 Results
17th Overall, Tour of California
3rd Overall, Central Valley Classic
2nd, Sequoia Classic Time Trial
3rd, Stages 1, 2 and 5, Tour of the Gila
3rd Overall, Joe Martin Stage Race
2nd, Stage 3, Joe Martin Stage Race
2nd Overall, Tri-Peaks Challenge
3rd, Stage 1, Tri-Peaks Challenge
2nd, Stage 5, Tri-Peaks Challenge
3rd, Stage 1, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
2nd Overall, Cascade Cycling Classic
2nd, Stage 1, Cascade Cycling Classic
2nd, Stage 2, Cascade Cycling Classic
3rd, Stage 3, Cascade Cycling Classic
3rd, Stage 5, Cascade Cycling Classic
2nd, Team Time Trial, International Tour de ?Toona
3rd Overall, International Tour de ?Toona

2006 Highlights
1st, Stage 1, San Dimas Stage Race
1st, Stage 1, Tour of the Gila
1st Overall, Tour of the Gila
1st, Stage 5, Tour of Utah
2nd, USPRO Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall, San Dimas Stage Race
2nd Overall, Redlands Classic
2nd Overall, Tri Peaks Challenge
2nd Overall, Tour de Toona
2nd, Stage 2, Tour of the Gila
2nd, Stage 3, Tour of Utah
3rd Overall, Tour De Nez

1st, U.S. National Time Trial Championship 
1st, KOM Competition, Cascade Cycling Classic Stage Race 
1st, Stage 1, Nature Valley Grand Prix Stage Race 
1st, Stages 1 and 3, Boulder Stage Race 
2nd, Bannock Criterium 
2nd, Stage 3, Cascade Cycling Classic Stage Race 
2nd, Overall GC, Boulder Stage Race 
3rd, Stage 2, Cascade Cycling Classic Stage Race 
3rd, Stage 3, Tour de Georgia 
3rd, Stage 2, Tour Of Connecticut

Other Notable Results: 
2006 - Team Member, U.S. World Road Championship
2004 - Team Member, U.S. World Road Championship
2004 - 1st, Prologue, Colorado Classic Stage Race 
2004 - 1st, Stage 3, Cascade Cycling Classic Stage Race 
2004 - 1st, Boulder Roubaix Road Race
2003 - 1st, U.S. National Time Trial Championship 
2003 - 2nd, Pan American Games - Individual Time Trial (DOM) 
2003 - 2nd Overall, GP Cycliste de Beauce (CAN) 
2003 - 1st, Stage 4, The International Tour de 'Toona 
2003 - 1st, Stage 1, Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic Stage Race 
2000 - 1st, Stage 2, Killington Stage Race
Last Updated ( Monday, 28 January 2008 )
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