Manage episode 248731136 series 2516346
Peter and I would ride by each other while he was training in Napa I had no Idea that I was riding the same routes as him until one day I asked if he was Peter Stetina. He replied yes I am very nice to meet you, We started to cross paths at the different races in there area. Its alway a pleasure to chat with him most of the time I never get to ride with him since he is so damn fast. So excited to see him transition into the Gravel world from the world tour, looking forward to seeing his success on the new discipline.
Peter Stetina has raced the last decade in the World Tour completing 8 Grand Tours (2 Tour de France, 4 Giro d'Italia, and 2 Vuelta Espana). In 2015 he suffered a limb and career-threatening crash. However, 3 months later he lined up, and finished "America's Toughest Stage Race", the Tour of Utah, while still walking with a cane. In 2019, while riding for Trek-Segafredo, he dabbled in the emerging Gravel Racing scene; winning the Belgian Waffle Ride and taking 2nd at Dirty Kanza, the crown jewel of gravel racing.
He made headlines last month with the announcement he is abandoning the glamour of the World Tour for the gravel dream, becoming the 1st Pro to do so.