Colorado Multisport is not your typical cycling shop, and our staff is second to none. Each member of the team brings something special to the table. Whether it is pure passion for helping others or amazing technical knowledge, the we are here to explain, help you understand, and meet your specific triathlon needs. We understand that the sport of triathlon can be intimidating, and we do our best to make you feel welcome. We can’t wait to meet you!
Michael is a fourteen-time Ironman triathlete, coach, trainer, author, counselor and speaker. He is currently focusing on Xterra off-road triathlons having raced some twenty-five Xterra races since 2009, and in 2010 was the Xterra USA Divisional Champion and came in second place at the 2010 Xterra World Championships. Michael has achieved these wins while legally blind. Six years ago he was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa, which impairs the light receptors in his retina. Michael often can’t see detail, contrast, and his vision is dotted with blind spots.
Michael has authored a book, Eye Envy, about a collection of people who despite dealing with blindness have gone on to live extraordinary lives. He races to raise money for the Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Ryan holds many fitting certifications that he uses to specialize in triathlon bike fitting, and has fit some of the top professionals in the sport. He also instructs other bike fitters how to use 3D motion capture in the fit process at Retul University. Ryan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ‘predicting level time-trial performance’ which he obtained while under the guidance of Dr. Allen Lim, sports physiologist to the world’s top cycling teams. Additionally, Ignatz has coached endurance sport athletes of all levels and disciplines while personally competing in endurance sports at a professional level. To round out Ryan’s knowledge of the body and its potential, he taught anatomy and physiology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Steve Richárd originates from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Before discovering his talent in triathlon, Steve played baseball, football, lacrosse, track and cross country. In 2010, Steve competed in the Ironman Coeur d’Alene where he qualified for Ironman Hawaii. Steve loves numbers and recently graduated from the University of Colorado in accounting. Currently, Steve juggles day to day operations, purchasing, and accounting while maintaining his all around nice guy status.
Tom has been involved in the bicycle industry for twelve years working for REI, multiple amateur cycling teams, and the past three years based in Europe as a team mechanic for Garmin/Transitions professional cycling team. While working for Garmin/Transitions, Tom was the go-to guy for wind-tunnel testing with top riders including Christian Vande Velde, Dave Zabriskie, Tyler Farrar, David Millar, and Tom Danielson. Spending time wrenching in the high-pressure world of ProTour cycling and in the wind tunnel with elite athletes and leading aerodynamics companies like Zipp and Felt has given Tom a complete view on product performance. His perspective on mechanical and maintenance functionality, as well as a real-world understanding of the demands on high-performance parts, make him a critical part of the Colorado Multisport team. Tom currently resides in Broomfield, Colorado with his wife, Alie, and his daughter, Avery. He also enjoys playing Scrabble in the park, shredding the gnar, and Big Buck Hunter.