Richard La China started mountain bike racing as a junior. He was a talented rider, and as he entered his early twenties he found himself in the expert category. Richard was having a great time racing but at some point, like many of us, Richard decide to take some time off to focus on other things in life. That time off turned into 13 years off the bike. In 2008, Richard decided it was time to get back into cycling. His re-found passion and started with a cross bike and lots of miles on and off the road. In 2010, he decided it was time to give mountain bike racing another try and entered the Rim Nordic Series in the Clydesdale class. He had a very competitive comeback and won the overall series in the Clydesdale class. Although all of that training and racing, along with a 45 day European cycling trip meant that Richard wasn’t in the clydesdale class for long.
30 lbs lighter and ready to truly step it up a notch, Richard decided to hire a coach. His search led him to Coach Eisner, who has helped him focus his race tactics and pacing strategies as well as develop his top end speed. Richard soon found himself regularly on the podium and finished off his season with a win in the Rim Nordic stage race, as well as the overall Rim Nordic series. Richard and his coach have worked hard to address his weaknesses and all of that hard work has paid off. If you are ready to work hard and need a coach to help guide you, encourage you, and help you reach your goals, we know that we can help you. You can read about Jesse and the other Crank Cycling coaches on our Coaching Page, or use the contact on the lower right of this page if you want to be contacted for more information.