Beginning 2016, our Foundation's first initiative was to select an USAC-licensed coach to provide regularly scheduled on and off the bike instruction and training programs for the Team. After going through a lengthy process, we are delighted to have Coach Mikael Hanson onboard. Here's a little about Mikael:
Mikael Hanson, a USA Cycling and USA Triathlon certified coach, has worked in a head coaching capacity with institutions such as Asphalt Green and Cadence Cycling and Multisport. Mikael has been published in numerous periodicals such as Bicycling, Triathlete, and Outside magazines (and even graced the cover of Outside magazine a few years back!). Over his many years of coaching, Mikael has been fortunate to work with athletes of all ages and abilities from first timers and CEOs to National Champions even a World Champion. He currently coaches the New York University Cycling team, who won their first ever conference championships in 2015 and sent riders to Nationals in each of the last 3 years. Mikael has also worked with many wonderful charities like Gilda’s Club, Chai Lifeline, Alzheimer’s, American Cancer Society, Team One Family, Sharsheret and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation to name a few.
The consummate endurance racer, Mikael competes in numerous bike racers, duathlons, triathlons, running events, and even a couple cross-country ski races each year. As a nationally ranked duathlete, he represented Team USA for the 2007, 2009, 2013, and 2015 World Duathlon Championships.
Hailing from the Badger state of Wisconsin, Mikael earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business (and spent nearly 15 years working on Wall Street before going back to coaching full time!). He lives in New York City with his wife Elizabeth and son Matti.
Good luck to Mikael and the Team on a successful season! Stay tuned at the end of the season to get his thoughts on coaching the Team.
Contact Mikael Hanson - firstname.lastname@example.org