CHRIS OPIE

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 Co-founder - Executive Coach

Who
  • Chris Opie is a 30-year-old professional cyclist contracted with the UCI Continental team Bike Channel Canyon
 Role at Duchy Coaching
  • Formulating and analysing individual training plans
  • Dedicated to helping cyclists learn how to deal with the physical and psychological hurdles the sport presents
 Background
  • He has been racing a bike competitively since 1998
  • He has been contracted with the most accomplished teams in the UK: UK Youth, JLT Condor, ONE Pro Cycling and Bike Channel Canyon
  • He has competed at the highest level racing shoulder to shoulder with the world’s best cyclists.
  • He has accumulated one of the most impressive palmares of any UK continental rider: 1st at the Stockton Grand Prix [2015], 1st in a stage of the Tour de Korea [2016] and 3rd in a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire [2017].
  • As a youth, junior and a pro [2013] he has led the British Cycling National Series.
  • He was selected to represent Great Britain in the Youth Olympic Games
 What Chris Offers
  • A comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be a successful cyclist at any level
  • He is personable, patient and works tirelessly to understand his athletes' unique requirements
  • He has worked closely with some of the most qualified coaches and managers in pro cycling: Steve Benton [Performance Director at ONE Pro Cycling], Tim Elverson [Manager at Bike Channel Canyon] and Jon Herety [Manager at JLT Condor]
  • He has first-hand experience of managing a job and a family while also racing at an elite level
  • He is passionate about helping athletes negotiate a busy work and family life while also getting the best out of themselves
  • He is a strong believer in the ‘no junk miles’ notion
  • He ensures time-pressed athletes are utilising each session in the most effective way possible

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