Retired Pro Cyclists: Where are they now?

From: Legs
This is what cyclists do after they retire, at least the tougher ones.
purefight.org/videos/…chann-mcrae-vs-troy-gentry

Chann McRae. Rode for Saturn, Mapei – QuickStep, Mercury – Viatel, and US Postal Service. Won the 2002 United States National Championship.

And, he can fight.

I slept on this post all week. Cyclingnews.com has a article up. You can read it here: cyclingnews.com/news/chann-mcrae-mixes-it-up-with-martial-arts.

Update: I knew I had a pic of this kid somewhere. I’ve got a book at home, a big old coffee table book. Graham Watson photographs. Shit is boss. McRae is in there.

Check out this shot of him pulling his brains out for Pavel Tonkov 1 in the 2000 Giro, where he did pretty well for himself 2. You think this guy knows how to suffer?

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You’re god damn right he knows how to suffer.

Vid may not work for machines running EI. Click through for embed or go direct here: purefight.org.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

4 thoughts on “Retired Pro Cyclists: Where are they now?

  1. Steel cage death match should be a cakewalk, after the mountain stages that he rode.

  2. Fiyah! Good to see an ex-pro whose life didn’t go to pieces after stopping.

    Here’s a partial list:

    Kirk Willett – medical school.
    Chad Gerlach – homeless junkie, then pro, now a dad and an amateur racer.
    Andy Hampsten – leads italy tours, bottles his own olive oil, still one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. word on the street a few years ago was that Michael Barry could not drop him on training rides.

    anyone else?