Hometown: New York City
Category: 4 road , 3 CX, 4 Track
For a born and bred Lower East Sider, Ian Harris’ outdoor pursuits are wide and varied. From ice climbing in Alaska to skiing in Japan, Ian has done more than most people twice his age. Ian’s quiet, calculating demeanor off the bike, translates into stealthy strength on the bike. When Ian is on form he makes life miserable for those on his wheel. Ian’s 2006 season was truncated by an encounter with an elderly gentleman and a Mercedes the week before Fitchburg late last June. To that point Ian’s form was coming along nicely. Last spring he finished fifth at Battenkill-Roubaix and third at Binghamton. Ian was invited to the eastern regional USCF camp in early June and seemed on target to have a good showing at Fitchburg. But it all ended on the hood of that Mercedes. Ian got back on the bike in September in time for the cyclocross season. ‘Cross, along with playing varsity soccer for his high school, has given Ian a great base going into 2007.