May 29, 1977
Hometown: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Residence: Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Weight: 175 lbs
One of Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's dedicated support riders,
Scott Zwizanski will play a key role for the team in 2006, as he did
throughout the 2005 season.
His best individual result came at the Bermuda Grand Prix in September,
where he placed 2nd overall after driving the winning breakaway during
the race's longest stage. "I ended last season on a good note,"
Scott says, "and I'm looking forward to doing everything better
Earlier in 2005, Scott also took second place in the Pennsylvania
Criterium Championships to former Olympic gold medalist Marty Nothstein
and won the Tour de Medford in New Jersey with a long solo breakaway.
This season, Scott is also looking forward to a return to track cycling.
In 2003, only his first year of racing on the velodrome, Scott finished
2nd in the the 10-mile event at the US Track Cycling Championships.
In 2006, he hopes to leave his mark on the Lehigh Valley Velodrome's
Friday night racing as well as the mass-start events at the national
In 2004, Scott displayed tremendous toughness and commitment after
crashing heavily and suffering serious facial injuries in June by
not just returning to racing but placing third in the first stage
of the Greenville Downtown Cycling Classic before the end of that
A former collegiate swimmer at the University of West Virginia, Scott
has improved rapidly since quitting his full-time job as a civil engineer
in 2002 and turning pro in 2004 with Ofoto.
"I'll keep racing as long as I keep improving," he says,
"which should be a few more years since I got a late start in
A native of the Philadelphia area, Scott was inspired by watching
the former USPRO Championships, now the Philadelphia International
Championship, on the Manayunk Wall and his foremost goal in cycling
is to win his hometown race.