Colin Strickland rides his bike at Lajitas Airport trails near Terlingua, TX, USA on 2 March, 2021.
Colin Strickland poses for a portrait in Terlingua, TX, USA on 3 March, 2021.

Colin
Strickland

United States

United States

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Cycling

After leading the field at criterium events, Texan rider Colin Strickland is fast becoming one of the leading lights of gravel racing.

Date of birth

November 7, 1986

Birthplace

Johnson City, Texas

Age

35

Nationality

United States

United States

Career start

2011

Disciplines

Fix Gear / Gravel

Colin Strickland took a long and uncommon route to becoming a professional cyclist, launching his pro career in his late 20s. Now at the height of his ability, he's rewritten the record books in criterium racing and is a dominant force in the fast-growing discipline of gravel.

Colin grew up on a farm outside Austin, Texas. “The first time I got on a bike, there was no tarmac in sight – it was two miles on gravel to the highway,” he remembers.