Creed finds his niche at Aevolo

Aevolo director Mike Creed is thriving in his unique opportunity with the team

Michael Creed has found his happy place. The 37-year-old former pro jumped straight from racing into directing the SmartStop team in 2014, but when the Continental team imploded under a cloud of financial mismanagement during the 2015 season, it took a big chunk of him with it. Creed rebounded with a well-paying head coaching job on the US Olympic Committee's Paralympic cycling team, but deep down his heart was always in professional road racing. Now he's found a unique opportunity to build a program from the ground up with the Aevolo development team, a second-year U23 program whose primary mission is to develop well-rounded young men who occasionally win bike races. Creed was still with the USOC when the team owner approached him about leading his new project. The owner made several offers to Creed and even flew from New York to Manitou Springs to recruit him, but with the ...

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