Name: Bryan Lewis
Racing Age: 27
Specialty: TT/one day
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Residence: Charlottesville, VA
Birthday: August 31, 1990
Strengths: TT, hard punchy races
PRO Since: 2016
+ What inspired you to start bike riding/racing?
I rode with my Dad growing up, it was one of our activities. In July we always watched the Tour together and then as I grew older friends and I stomped around the woods on mountain bike bikes and downtown and dirt jump bikes. I didn’t start road riding until after college.
+ What inspires you every day to get on your bike? The opportunity to explore new roads and see the beauty of the world.
+ What does inspire to achieve mean to you now?
Inspire to achieve means the ability to dream and succeed. If you aren’t first inspired to achieve something great you will never be able to get there. The idea of success comes before the success. Dream big.
+ How do you use data for your training and racing?
I use data to track progress week over week and year over year but also (and more importantly) to ensure proper and full recovery. Proper recovery is key to ensuring progress continues on an upward trend.
+ What does technology bring into bike racing?
Technology is everywhere in bike racing making it easier for us fighting for the win. The two biggest effects of technology are radios that allow racers to talk to team directors and GPS units that keep racers informed on distance to go and key metrics of our current and overall effort for the day.
+ Did you like math and science in school?
Yes, definitely a math/science guy. I could knock out math homework in 20 minutes, but a creative writing paper would take me weeks.
+ If you have a college degree, (or currently in the process) what is it in?
Undergrad: Physics and Economics, Masters: Systems Engineering. Both at the University of Virginia.
+ If you could do one thing with AI (artificial intelligence) besides fight malware, what would it be?
I would love to see self-driving cars become a reality.
+ What is your super power?
Staying healthy, consistent, and recovering hard