Professional Athlete Bio:

  • USA Professional National Champion 2012
  • United States Olympic Team, London 2012
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor
  • Retired from professional cycling at end of 2013
  • Team Saxo-Tinkoff 2013
  • Team Liquigas-Cannondale 2011-2012
  • Team Garmin 2008-2010
  • Team TIAA-CREF/Slipstream 2004-2007
  • USA National U23 Cycling team 2003-2004
  • Elite Jr Alpine Ski Racer through 2001

The Road to Richmond with Timmy Duggan:
How the Classics will define the next World Champion

Springtime is when it begins to get real on the WorldTour. The exotic, warm weather early season races of January and February in far away, warmer climes are wrapped up, riders have got several days of racing and good tan lines going already. All in preparation for the big boy races in April, known collectively as “The Classics.” Those who will be contending for the win in the World Championships in 5 months’ time begin to show their cards in these long and difficult one day events. more

National vs. Team Loyalty at the Road World Championships

The world’s top cyclists spend the majority of their season competing for their multinational trade team (Cannondale-Garmin, Tinkoff-Saxo, etc.) It is an all-star game of sorts, the best riders from each country team up to create the national “Dream Team” for the World Championships. While any nation’s team may look good on paper, headlined by the biggest names, it is a difficult thing to throw together a bunch of riders used to competing AGAINST each other, and have them put it all together on a single day to perform as a team in the name of their country. At least they all speak the same language at that point! more

Monthly Blog: 2015 World Championships

The Road to Richmond

The countdown to the World Championships of professional road cycling has truly begun, so welcome to my first round of monthly series on about the upcoming 2015 World Championship race. This is a special year for Worlds…it will be the first time that arguably the biggest one day event in cycling has been held in the United States since 1986, on a difficult, high altitude course in Colorado Springs, CO.  I was barely alive in 1986, let alone a cyclist.  Ironically, one of my first races ever was on that very same route, a hilly path around the Air Force Academy.  I think I was 4th in the Category 5 race. 

Fast forward a few years, and I have participated in 5 World Championships.  It really is an honor to represent the United States at this race, and Team USA takes it seriously. Like I said though, this year is special. The UCI World Championships are on home turf, going off in Richmond, Virginia during the last week of more