Colin Izzard Coach

Colin Izzard

Premier Level Coach – Specializes In Cycling Coaching

“It takes a full picture to help an athlete. Coaching is not just workouts, it’s understanding the athlete’s life, motivations, and goals. Once all those come together with good, honest communication and sound science things really start to happen.”

Coach Bio:

I graduated from Syracuse University in 1998 with a BS in Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics. After a short play with Physical Therapy schooling while coaching at Niagara University for the swimming team and strength and conditioning programs; I decided that I wanted to coach full time. From there I have served as the Head Coach for USA Swimming Teams as well as working at UNC Chapel Hill as a swimming and strength coach. In the early 2000’s I was also racing semi-professionally off-road and coaching some cycling athletes and came across CTS and their internship programs. 

From there as they say the rest is history. I have worked for CTS ever since in various capacities. Over the years I have coached athletes, developed CTS’s first regional center in Asheville/Brevard NC, mentored, developed, and trained numerous coaches. Other fun projects have included writing stage races for Zwift, working with Training Peaks to help develop WKO 4 software, and helping develop Bucket List camps.  I have served as a bike fit/sports science advisor for the Hincapie Racing Team, Columbia Es Passion Professional Cycling Team, The Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Team, and Trek Regional Factory Programs. I still love helping newer to the sport athletes get started and learn as well as finding that 1% needed to move up a step on the boxes for my professional athletes! It’s all a wonderful challenge and puzzle to piece together.

Some Of The Races/Events Coached Athletes For:
  • UCI World Cup Downhill and Cross Country Series Events
  • USA Cycling PRO GRT and PRO XCT Series Events
  • USA Cycling National Events
  • UCI World Championships (Downhill)
  • AMA/World Superbike Series Events
  • Enduro World Series (EWS) Events
  • La Ruta de Los Conquistadores
  • Haute Route
  • BC Bike Race
  • Tour of California
  • Dirty Kanza and similar events
  • Various CTS Bucket List Events and similar events around the world
  • Iron Man Hawaii, Chattanooga and Lake Placid
Some Events I’ve Participated In:
  • Southeast Racing Series- Gone Riding Promotions- MTB
  • Cane Creek Cycling Series- MTB
  • New York State Series- MTB
  • Trail 66 Series- MTB
  • BC Bike Race
  • NORBA (yes I raced that long ago) National Series- Semi Pro Level
  • Gran Fondo NY and other such events
  • 15+ Years of USA Swimming in Age Group and Collegiate Events
  • Haute Route
  • BC Bike Race
  • Tour of California
  • Countless Regional and Local Gravel, Road, Mountain, and Cyclocross Events
Residence:

Brevard, NC

Coaching Packages:
  • Platinum
  • Premium
  • Ultimate
Certifications:

USA Cycling Level 1 Coach