June 12, 1985
Hometown: Beverly, Massachusetts
Residence: Beverly, Massachusetts
A first-year pro and the youngest Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada team
member, Jesse Anthony, 20, nonetheless has an impressive resume which
includes six consecutive national cyclocross championships from 1999
After starting out as a mountain biker, Jesse followed his older brother,
Josh, into cyclocross racing in the fall 1998. He began road racing
in 1999, although his biggest wins came in ‘cross, including
his first national title that fall.
At age 16, Jesse was picked up by the Saturn Development Team in 2001,
and stayed with the program through 2003, his last year as a junior.
During this time, Jesse earned three top-five finishes in internationally
rated juniors stage races – 4th in the 2002 Tour de l’Abitibi,
2nd in the 2003 Trophee du Centre Morbihan, and 2nd at the 2003 junior
Tour of Ireland.
Over the last two seasons, Jesse has been a member of the US U-23
National Team during the road season and both the Cyclocrossworld.com
and Clif Bar cyclocross teams during the fall. During that time, he
won the overall U-23 titles of both the US Grand Prix of Cyclocross
and the New England Cyclocross Championship Series.
At this point, Jesse can still balance both racing commitments. “I’ve
always tried to keep road and ‘cross equal in my goals. I’ve
had more success in cyclocross, but I enjoy road racing and I want
to see how far I can go.”
Since 2000, Jesse has been coached by veteran pro, former USPRO Champion,
and fellow Massachusetts native Mark McCormack. “I want to do
this for the long-term, and I’d love to be in a position like
Mark is now,” Jesse says, noting that, “Mark started as
a pro when I was four years old.”
Of his role with Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada in 2006, Jesse says,
“I hope that I can make myself useful in the harder, hillier
races. I’m the youngest guy on the team so I know that there
will be a lot of grunt work involved… which I’m totally
Jesse lives with his family in Beverly, Massachusetts. He enjoys skiing
and cooking, and has a growing interest in photography. In the off-season,
Jesse works at Bay Road Bikes, the same shop that helped him get started
racing at age 13.