Phil Zajicek was awarded the “Domestic Climber” award in the 21st annual awards of Velonews, the leading cycling magazine. Phil’s 2009 season was highlighted by a sound defeat of Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer at the Tour of the Gila, stage 5. Diagnosed in 2008 with Crohn’s Disease, Phil has overcome many obstacles in his professional cycling career. He is an inspiration to all endurance athletes that continue to train and race with inflammatory bowel disease.
Phil’s complete results can be found here. Follow Phil as he trains and competes around the world on twitter (@philzajicek) or here. All of us at Trismarter.com look forward to 2010 and continued success for Phil!