Stradalli’s Sebastian Morfin Gets Ready for the 2015 Collegiate National Championships
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 12:55:06 PM America/New_York
Stradalli’s Sebastian Morfin is heading to Asheville, North Carolina to compete in the Collegiate National Championships. Sebastian Morfin, will be competing in the 118km, 3 lap race which features tough climbs in the first half of the lap. The competition will be stacked as race teams from all around the country will be participating over the course of the weekend in different events.
Morfin is off to a great start this year for team Stradalli and will use previous experience at the course to his advantage. “There are collegiate teams from all over the nation competing here. The top teams are Fort Lewis, Marian University, and Lindenwood University who all bring a complete squad with riders on full scholarships. Last year I finished 18th in the crit and am hoping to improve on that. My chain snapped in the road race and I wasn't able to finish. This year I feel like I have an advantage, The crit course is five corners with a steep 120 feet climb through the finish line. It is an ideal breakaway course due to the technical turns and the steep climb. I am racing for the University of Florida this weekend and am looking forward to applying everything I've learned from Speed Week with Stradalli at these races.”
Stradalli team owner Tom Steinbacher loves the enthusiasm and passion Morfin is showing for this upcoming race. “This isn’t a pro race; he’s not going there to make a bunch of money. He is going to race, to be against some of the toughest young competition in the sport, I love that! It’s like seeing a basketball player playing basketball when he isn’t getting paid to do it. He’s not doing it for the money; he’s doing it because it’s his passion. I want guys who want to live on bikes, they want to train on them, eat on them and if we can find a way to make it comfortable, sleep on them. I see too often when riders have some time off they relax, they are excited to get to go do something other than cycling. That’s not what I want, I want guys who cannot get enough of cycling, they watch it on TV, they talk about it during their meals and it is a true passion and that’s exactly what it is for Sebastian.”
The mixture of passion, youth and experience has done well for Stradalli this year and it is events like this that are a great measuring stick for some of their younger riders. It’s an opportunity to show what they have learned, what they have improved upon and how far they have come in only 1 year. The Stradalli family wishes Sebastian good luck at the 2015 Collegiate National Championships.