At 5’7″, 128 pounds, Lucas Euser is unmistakably a scrappy climber. Fitting, since the determined Californian’s ascent through the pro cycling peloton has, in itself, been a scrap that few racers could have overcome. Euser debuted as a pro in 2005 with Webcor Builders Cycling Team and then spent the next four years as part of the ever-evolving Team TIAA-CREF/Slipstream/Garmin revolution. But just as Euser was making a name for himself in the Pro Tour Peloton, his real fight began. While on a training ride in Spain, Euser was struck by a car resulting in broken ribs, a broken finger, a shattered patella, and the end to his 2009 racing hopes. What followed was months of painful injury rehab, followed by many more months of trying to get the strength back in his knee so he could resume a professional cycling career. Euser’s fight proved fruitful, as he signed on with he newly formed Spidertech team in 2010. The new organization would be Euser’s home for the next three racing seasons as he continued to rebuild the strength that he had prior to the accident. Judging by his 16th in GC results at the 2012 US Pro Cycling Challenge, we’d say Lucas is better than ever and ready for what ever else professional cycling throws his way. We recently spoke with him about his future, and here’s what he had to say:
Lucas Euser who is currently riding for Team Spider Tech powered by C10 will join UHC Pro Cycling in 2013. Lucas joined us and told us how the relationship with his new team was formed. Watch the Video Here!