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Scott Moninger joins Peaks Coaching Group

  • By VeloNews.com
  • Published Jan. 29, 2009

Hunter Allen & Peaks Coaching Group is pleased to announce that Scott Moninger, one of the most successful individuals in the history of American bicycle racing, will join the Peaks family in 2009. Scott is a former member of Team BMC, HealthNet and Mercury Pro teams and has notched over 275 career victories, the most of any active U.S. racer at the time of his retirement in 2007.

“Scott will be an excellent additional to our coaching staff” states Hunter Allen, “with his racing and training experience he will really enhance our teams knowledge and bring a highly specialized focus to Peaks Coaching Group.” “Scott will focus on working with our top tier cyclists to better utilize power training methodologies to focus on results”, continues Allen, “his resume speaks for itself and he really brings an incredible wealth of depth and experience to our team”.

With a professional racing career spanning 17 years (1991-2007), Moninger has raced on 6 different pro teams including most recently BMC (2007), Healthnet (2004-2006), and Mercury (1999-2002) pro teams. He began his prestigious career racing professionally as a member of the Coors Light Pro Cycling Team in 1991. Scott has an impressive resume featuring multiple wins at many elite U.S. events. He is a 4 times winner of Oregon’s grueling stage race the Cascade Classic, and 4 times winner of one of the oldest, most physically and technically challenging races in the US, the Nevada City Classic. Scott was also 2 times winner of the Tour of Gila, Redlands Classic, and the International Tour De ‘Toona, to name a few. Scott was voted the 2005 VeloNews Male Road Cyclist of the Year and twice was ranked #1 road rider in the USA (1992 – 2005). In 2008, Scott was Director Sportif for the Toyota/United Professional Cycling team. The team won over 60 professional events in the 2008 road racing season.

“I am excited to be working with Hunter and the Peaks team!” commented Moninger, “I have always loved the science behind the training and this opportunity really gives me a chance to share my knowledge and experience to help other, developing cyclists!” “I also like the idea of focusing on training with power as it really allows me to build very efficient training plans for my athletes.”

Scott brings his commitment and enthusiasm of cycling to the Peaks Coaching Group. “Cycling has been my life, my love, and my passion for nearly three decades and I can honestly say that it has been a great ride for nearly every minute of every mile.” Scott continues, “Cycling has a unique way of giving back exactly what you put into it. I think that is what has kept me addicted to this sport for so many years…knowing that the harder I worked, the greater the rewards would be.”

Peaks Coaching Group, based in Bedford Virginia, was founded by Hunter Allen. Hunter is widely known as one of the top experts in the world in coaching athletes using power meters. He has analyzed over 3,000 power meter files and has gotten it down to an artful science. Allen is the co-developer of CyclingPeaks Software (now TrainingPeaks) and co-author of “Training and Racing with a Power Meter”.

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