Bicycle Culture

Cycle: Meet Chad Beyer, the Valley's Top Pro Cyclist

Like many other Valley of the Sun residents, Chad Beyer arrived into town as a grade-schooler from the mid-west. Little did he know at the time that he would leave town en route to becoming the most successful professional road cyclist that Phoenix has ever seen.

Beyer may not carry the same name recognition or palmarès as Lance Armstrong or Greg Lemond, but at 25 years old, he has a lot of time and races ahead of him to make a significant mark on the sport. After spending the past five-plus seasons racing in Europe, Beyer is stoked to be coming home to race with his domestic team and build on his still-nascent career.

Cycle recently caught up with Beyer and his new team, Competitive Cyclist Racing Team, at their training camp in Tucson, the Arizona town he now calls home.