Member Profile: John Jantz


Name  John Jantz
Racing age  26
Category  Road 3, What is CX?
Bikes Cervelo S5 (“Valerie”), Neuvation F100 (“B”), BMC TM02 (“Belle”)
Hometown Ah-lington Massachusetts
Strengths Roads above 6% gradient, creating drag
Weaknesses Dirt is scary
Favorite Races  Green Mountain Stage Race, Killington Stage Race, Hilltowns

After an injury-filled career running Division 1 track and cross-country, I stumbled into cycling as a way to continue my athletic endeavors after college. Although I told myself that I’d “keep it low-key,” I’ve fallen head-over-heels in live with the sport (partly because there is an infinite amount of cool gear to obsess over). And nothing makes me happier than getting on the roads at 5:02 am on a brilliant summer morning… except perhaps any road that points upward. I’m easily identified by my trademark neon-orange Specialized Evade helmet, conspicuously large CdA, and insistence on training with my Zipp 303’s, even on the grittiest of February days. So if you ever see anyone fitting that description patrolling around the area northwest of Boston, be sure to say, “hello!”