Gunbarrel, CO , United States
With over 12 years of racing experience and 8 years of coaching experience, Tucker Olander brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. Coach Tucker also holds a BS in Sports Medicine, so he adds academic proficiency to his practical wisdom. Whether your goal is to simply improve your overall fitness or to win a major event, Tucker can help you accomplish your goals!
Coach Tucker got into cycling at the young age of 13. He quickly fell in love with the sport and found it took him amazing places. As he climbed through the racing ranks, he earned many opportunities including racing across the nation and in Europe. He found success at a local level, collecting many state championships, and was able stand on several National Championship podiums as well.
Once in college, he pursued a degree in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University. Tucker began coaching in 2008 and quickly found that he gained the same sense of accomplishment when he helped others reach their goals as when he achieved his own. Since then, he has worked with athletes, from beginner to elite, and coached cyclists to state championships in road, cyclocross and mountain bike.
Tucker brings a collaborative approach to coaching. He understands that a coach/athlete relationship is not a 'dictatorship', but instead a two-way street of communication. With this, he likes to experiment with new training methodology to determine what works best for each of his athletes.