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Thursday, 02 February 2006

justin.englandJustin England


flag_us_sml.gifCountry: United States

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 137 lbs

Date of Birth: 07/15/1978

Place of Birth: Raleigh, NC

Residence: Boulder, CO

Pro Since: 2004


Justin England took up cycling in 2002 after a collegiate distance running career at East Carolina University. Looking for something a little different, but still athletically challenging, one of his college professors, Tim Gavin, nudged him into cycling. A naturally gifted athlete, England climbed the amateur ranks quickly, advancing from a Category 5 racer to a Category 1 in less than a year.

In 2004, he joined Webcor Builders, his first pro team. He immediately showed his capacity to excel in the mountains by crushing the Mount Tamalpais Hill Climb record by nearly two minutes – a mark that had stood for 16 years.

While climbing is his specialty, England’s strengths are visible on almost any course. In 2004, he delivered a pair of major wins for Webcor with overall victories at the Nevada City Classic (his first pro win) and the Tour de Nez. In 2005, he impressed again with strong overall finishes in major stage races, placing fourth at the International Tour de ‘Toona and 14th at the Dodge Tour de Georgia.

As a solid stage racer with a penchant for hills, the Tour de Georgia is England’s favorite. Aside from the “killer” climb from Lake Lanier into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he says it is a combination of the course, competition and fans that make it a great racing experience.

Sidelined for much of the 2006 season with a broken collarbone following a crash at the CapTech Classic, 2007 saw England secure a 2nd place finish atop the Oak Glen climb during Stage 1 of the Redlands Bicycle Classic behind eventual winner Scott Moninger, cementing his place as one of America’s top climbing specialists.

Team History
2006 – Present - Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team
2005 - HealthNet presented by Maxxis
2004 - Webcor Builders

1st, Nevada City Bicycle Classic
1st, Boulder Road Race
2nd, Frostbite TT
3rd, Tour de Nez Stage 3
5th, San Dimas Mountain Time Trial
5th, Tour of the Gila Stage 3
5th, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Stage 4
6th, Tour of the Gila Stage 1
6th, Redlands Bicycle Classic Prologue
7th, Tour of the Gila Stage 5
8th, Redlands Bicycle Classic Overall GC
8th, Tour de Nez Stage 2
9th, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Stage 3

2007 Results
2nd, Team Time Trial, International Tour de ‘Toona
2nd, Stage 1, Redlands Bicycle Classic
3rd, Stage 5, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
5th Overall, International Tour de ‘Toona
5th Overall, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
5th, Stage 3, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
54th Overall, Tour de Georgia
76th Overall, Amgen Tour of California
99th Overall (Lanterne Rouge), Tour of Missouri

2006 Highlights
2nd, Stage 1, San Dimas Stage Race

1st, Stage 5, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
4th Overall, International Tour de ‘Toona
4th Overall, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic
4th, Stage 6, International Tour de ‘Toona
4th, Stage 3, Joe Martin Stage Race
7th Overall, Tri-Peaks Challenge
14th Overall, Tour de Georgia
1st, Mt. Tamalpais Hill climb (course record 37:26)

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