September 1, 1980
Hometown: Madison, New Jersey
Residence: Boulder, Colorado
Weight: 137 lbs
Pete's Photo Albums
Having raced previously with the Ofoto Pro Cycling Team, Pete Lopinto,
25, rejoined some of his former teammates on Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada in the middle of the 2005 campaign after spending the early
season with Team Seasilver.
The move paid off quickly, as Pete won the final stage of the Boulder
Stage Race in his adopted hometown and took 8th and 4th in the two
criterium stages of the Tour de Nez in Reno. Also in 2005, Pete became
the FIAC (Federation of Independent Associations for Cycling) National
Criterium Champion. The previous year, Pete's best results came in
the midsummer criteriums at Superweek, where he took several top-10
results, along with 8th place in the USPRO Criterium Championship.
With Jonas Carney on board as team director for the 2006 season, Pete
says, “Jonas had a long career as a criterium racer in the U.S.,
and that’s the kind of career that I’d like to have. So
he’s definitely a great role model for me.”
Looking ahead to the 2006 season, he adds, “I want to keep progressing
into more of a race-winner. This team keeps growing and I want to
grow with it.”
Pete began his cycling career as a mountain biker and cyclocross racer,
winning three New Jersey state titles in each discipline as a junior.
He turned pro on the road in 2002 with Ofoto and improved steadily
over the next three seasons, guided by Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada
Racing Manager Robin Zellner.
Off the bike, Pete works on his Audi 90 and has taken up skate skiing
in the winter. A budding epicurean, Pete enjoys sampling port and
desserts with his housemate, TIAA-CREF's Will Frischkorn.