CISL cyclist wins gold medal on world stage

By Brian Bevirt
01/16/2013 - 12:00am
Worley claims top step of UCI podium
Steve Worley achieved the top step of the podium at the 2012 International Cycling Union's (UCI) World Masters Track Championships in Manchester, England.

Worley at speed on the track
Worley at speed on the track.

CISL's very own Steve Worley added another gold medal to his impressive lineup of cycling prizes this past October, taking the top spot on the podium at the 2012 International Cycling Union's (UCI) World Masters Track Championships in Manchester, England. He earned his career combined track and road racing 10th gold medal in the Individual Pursuit competing against the 2011 champion, Great Britain's Steve Davis, and nine-time world champion Robert Gerard-Louis of France.

Steve characterizes this race as his best day ever on the bike. After a serious non-racing cycling accident in late 2009, Steve made a strong recovery, earning six U.S. National Championship medals in 2011 and 2012, in addition to this crowning achievement of his cycling career.

"I never thought I would stand on a podium, hear the U.S. national anthem, and see the American flag raised. I’m humbled and honored to have had that experience," Steve says. CISL congratulates Steve on this achievement, and enthusiastically cheers him on.

When not training or competing, Steve dedicates his work time to the ongoing success of NCAR's Research Data Archive.