Dan Wilson

A former collegiate swimmer, Dan began road racing in 2004 eventually earning his Cat1 during the 2007 season with Alliance Environmental. Dan finished out 2007 racing a full calendar of cyclocross in the UCI elite P/1/2 fields. As a reward for all his hard work, he suffered a torn achilles tendon after the first few races of the 2008 season which put him out of commission for 8 months. After much rehab and frustration coupled with a fantastic doping program, Dan returned to racing in 2009, racing as many P/1/2 races as he could find including the Tour of Belize resulting in several top 10 finishes which include top 3 at Turkey Hill, a few Master’s wins, and the Delaware state crit champion (not too hard considering there were only 2 other Cat1/2’s in the state). After 2010 Dan decided to take some time off to court his wife and compete in the local charity-run circuit. After winning the Breast Cancer 5K and tallying up several podiums including the Delaware Special Olympics Reindeer Run, Dan decided to sign up for the NYC marathon in 2012. After hours of training and a couple of sub 1:18:00 half marathons, NYC was cancelled. The disappointment of the cancellation coupled with the realization that he would have to apply for a loan every time he wanted to enter a triathlon, influenced Dan to get back into racing bikes. After begging for a team spot at the base of the GW bridge, Dan was finally offered a spot on the Blue Ribbon – Translations team. “They are a great group of fun guys who I really look forward to racing with…….once I get my frame back from warranty.” Dan’s specialty is riding in breaks preferably during road races as he is not a big fan of crits, since he sprints about as fast as a legless Usain Bolt. When Dan is not on his bike, he is usually training for the Boston marathon, trail running with his dog (Baxter) and his wife (Maggie), or selling parts to the local bike shops through his job at Action Bicycle.