Alexander Rapavi

This year marks Alex’s 8th season racing for Gripped.  He’s been a solid supporter of the team since he joined.  His race discipline of choice is, by far, the individual time trial.  Working with pro racer Curtis Winsor in 2013, Alex was able to dial in his training and form which resulted in some podiums, PRs and back-to-back 4th place finishes in the MABRA 40 kilometer time trial events in the 35+ category.  Alex took the end of the 2014 season off to tend to various injuries but was able to get back into the saddle for some limited racing in 2015.  So far, his 2016 training is progressing well and he’s looking for some stellar finishes in key events.

2016 Goals:
-Stay healthy.
-Train harder and smarter than I have in the past (so far so good).
-Race Masters Road Nationals, Individual Time Trial, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this May.  Looking forward to the experience.
-PR at the MABRA Time Trial Championships.

The challenge, the comaraderie, the perspective.  I’m thankful to be part of such an amazing sport.
Road: Cat 3
Mountain: Cat 2



After a career in body building, Alex found cycling and gravitated towards the Race of Truth





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