September 22, 1978
Hometown: Berkeley, California
Residence: San Jose, California
Weight: 160 lbs
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Goes to School
Having excelled in mountain biking, cyclocross, and road racing over
the years, Ben Jacques-Maynes is one of the top up-and-coming talents
in North American cycling. In 2004, Ben broke through with his first
major stage race win at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota.
Prior to that, Ben's greatest results had come on the cyclocross circuit,
where he won the U.S. title in the Under-23 division in 2000 and the
U.S. collegiate title in 2002. He also snared a collegiate national
title on the road, winning the criterium championship in 2003.
In 2005, Ben scored Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada’s first National
Racing Calendar win in the opening time trial of the Fitchburg-Longsjo
Classic on June 30. He also earned the team's first NRC podium earlier
in the year with a third place finish in the opening uphill time trial
at the Redlands Classic on March 31.
Ben credits a trip to Holland for the 2000 World Cyclocross Championships
for giving him "the impetus to train harder, dedicate my time,
and rise into a national or even international level competitor."
As the sole remaining member of the first incarnation of the Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team in 2001, Ben also serves as Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada's in-house brewing expert.
Ben holds a dual degree from the University of California at Santa
Cruz in Economics and Environmental Studies. He grew up racing with
his twin brother and former Sierra Nevada teammate, Andy, who retired
from pro cycling following the 2003 season. Ben and his wife Goldi's
first child, Chase, was born on September 16, 2005.