About Coach Winkler

I have over thirty years of experience in the beautiful sport of bike racing. I started as a junior competitor and rose up through the ranks and finished as a professional racing in the U.S. and Europe. After competing full-time, I transitioned to coaching and have helped athletes at all levels meet their goals. I have worked with racers in the road, track, cyclocross and MTB disciplines from novice to professional and have coached collegiate, club and amateur teams.

As a professional cyclist I was able to experience coaching from the athlete’s perspective. I rode under Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz when he was the Director of the Subaru Montgomery Professional Team and Chris Carmichael when he was the USA National Team Coach. I also spent multiple years in Europe riding under various director sportifs in Germany and Spain.

As a professional coach, I am continually monitoring the science for new advances in exercise physiology, nutrition, and training techniques. My coaching approach blends the “tried-and-true” techniques with emerging methods and technologies to help my athletes reach their potential and achieve their goals. To that end, I try to make use of any legal tool or technique that is useful. Accordingly, I rely on power and heart rate when available, but also pay special attention to each individual athlete’s subjective perception of effort, fatigue and performance. A large part of success as an athlete requires mastering the mental side of sport. In order to meet your goals you face countless challenges, both internal and external, sometimes these result setbacks and other times you overcome and triumph.