October 17, 1965
Santa Barbara, California
Residence: Smartville, California
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Operations Manager, Kurt Stockton brings
to the team a tremendous breadth experience in every aspect of cycling
and the bicycle industry.
As a road racer, Kurt is best known for winning the 1990 U.S. Professional
Championship as a second-year pro. He also was a two-time U.S. World
Championships team member. In his "second career" as a mountain
biker, Kurt competed at the World Championships as well as an early
edition of the X Games.
As his career as a professional athlete wound down, Kurt transitioned
to a team management and product development role for Team Kestrel/Tinley
and Team Maxxis, followed by a seven-year stint as North American
Director of Promotions and Marketing for a former equipment sponsor
of the Sierra Nevada Professional Cycling Team.
Following the 2003 season, the brewing company asked Kurt to take
over management of the team. After a successful 2004 campaign, Kurt
jumped at the chance to form Principal Sports Management Group with
Robin Zellner and the two started
the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Professional Cycling Team.