Lucas Euser is the personification of mental and physical toughness. The 29 year-old Napa, California native and current Boulder, Colorado resident joins the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team this year following a three-year stint with Team SpiderTech powered by C10, and on the heels of an impressive season where Euser proved once again he can climb with the best in the sport.

For Euser, this professional athlete’s journey to the top of his sport was unlike most. While growing up in Northern California’s beautiful wine country, Euser spent time surfing, snowboarding, BMX and mountain bike riding, before transitioning to the road. Once the decision was made, the incredibly talented Cal Poly San Luis Obispo graduate’s rapid ascent included spending time in Belgium with the US U23 team before jumping to the Pro Tour level in 2008 with the Garmin-Slipsteam team.

Then, in 2009, Lucas nearly lost all he had worked so hard for in Girona, Spain when a car hit him while he was on the bike. Euser fought hard to recover from the accident and was able to do so after suffering what could have been a career ending injury. In the time since his recovery and return to pro cycling, Lucas has delivered consistently and 2013 should prove to be no different for one of the most mentally and physically tough men in the pro peloton.

Date of Birth/Location:
May 12, 1983 / Napa, California

Lucas Euser

Height/ Weight:
5’7” (170cm) / 128 lbs (58kg)

Current Residence:
Boulder, Colorado, USA

Years Racing:
9 (Pro since 2005)

Previous Team:
SpiderTech Powered by C10
Garmin Slipstream

Strengths on the bike:
Climber. Aggressive. Leader. Always up for the Challenge.

Connect with Lucas

Twitter: @lucaseuser

Career Highlights

1st, Stage 4, UCI 2.1 Tour of Georgia, USA, 2008
1st, UCI 2.1 Univest GP, USA, 2008
4th, USPRO Cycling Championships, USA, 2008

2012
1st, KOM Quebec City Gran Prix UCI World Tour (Tied)
2nd, KOM Tour of Utah UCI 2.1
6th, Stage 5 Tour of Utah
8th, Tour of Utah GC
8th, Stage 2 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

2011
1st, Sprint Classification, UCI 1.1 Classic Tro Bro Leon, FRA
1st, KOM Classification, UCI 1.1 Classic Tro Bro Leon, FRA
6th, Stage 5, UCI 2.HC Presidential Tour of Turkey, TUR
8th, Stage 2, UCI 2.1 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, USA
9th, Overall GC, UCI 2.1 Tour of Utah, USA
10th, Stage 5, UCI 2.1 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, USA

2009
8th, Overall GC, UCI 2.HC Tour of Langkawi, MAS