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    Client Testimonials 

    Simon’s ability to believe in you, and make you believe in yourself, goes a really long way in my experience. He understands the commitment cycling takes and understand that everyone is different. I recommend Simon to any athlete who wants to become a better cyclist. Not only is he my coach, but a good friend. Thanks for all your help! –Daryl Impey Israel Start Up Nation, Tour de France 2013 Yellow Jersey
    We started to work together officially in 2007 to help me fulfill my Olympic dream. His knowledge in cycling and his passion for the sport is very evident and very motivating for me- therefore I seek his advice for many of my races around the world. Simon is still a great cyclist himself and that helps him to understand my needs when I am out there, or preparing for a big race. His power to motivate me and make me believe in myself is endless and when I chat with him I really see results! –Dirk Bockel Ironman Champion, Olympian
    I started with Simon’s program “8 Weeks to your Best Ever 20-40km time trial!” summer 2015 and after trying this I become Norwegian Champ 45-49 Master with average speed for 46.2km/h. I have Simon as Coach the season 2016 and I have more then 20 WIN on road race and Time Trial in 2016. –Arvid Johannesen UCI World Time Trial Silver Medal winner 40-49, Norwegian Champion
    Simon and I have been working together since I was 14 years old.  Over the past 5 years, he has helped guide my training in a way that allowed me to go from racing at a local level to the international level in a very short span of time.  The increasing seriousness and pressure of becoming a professional cyclist is not easy, but Simon has helped me learn to better understand the mental side of cycling but also life. Learning how powerful your mental approach to races, training, and setbacks can be has allowed me to approach events in cycling and life with a very strong mindset, which ultimately is the key to success. –Kevin Vermaerke U23 Liege Bastogne Liege 2019 winner. DSM World Tour Pro 2021

    About Coach Simon Kessler

    Coach Simon Kessler is a former South African 6-year professional cyclist (1998-2003) and two-time professional national road champion who currently lives in Boulder, Colorado. Simon started coaching when racing as a junior on the track back in 1992 and full time since 2004. 

    Coach Simon coaches all levels of racing and competitive cyclists on the road, MTB, gravel and Zwift. Simon specializes in developing up-and-coming junior and U23 cyclists who want to go pro. Some of his younger clients have gone on to win major classics like Liege Bastogne Liege U23, represent the USA at the World Championships, and have signed for top World Tour teams and U23 development teams.


    Client Achievements

    • USA, Israel, Norway, and South Africa National team selections
    • USA, Norway, and RSA National time trial champions 
    • Multiple USA track national junior champion
    • MTB XC junior USA national champion
    • World Championship bronze medal winner U23 time trial 
    • Silver medal at UCI World Championship Master’s time trial
    • Winners of the UCI masters Gran Fondo TT and road race
    • Liege Bastogne Liege U23 2019 champion 
    • Coach to some of the LUX Team riders each year (top junior team)
    • Clients gone on to sign for World Tour teams
    • Florida points category winners & State champions
    • California State TT champion
    • South East Regional Championship mtb cross country overall series winners 
    • Olympian and Ironman winner 


     Simon’s Racing Career 

    • 28 professional wins
    • Continental African time trial champion (2001)
    • 2-Time South African Pro National road champion (1998 & 2000)
    • 15-Time South African National Champion (1987-2000)
    • Commonwealth Games selection representing South Africa (1998)
    • French and South African national team selections (1992, 93, 98, 00, 01, 03)
    • Giro Del Capo – Stage 2 winner and overall points winner (2003)
    •  French Championship – silver medal winner points race & team pursuit (1993)
    • Tour de Langkawi – 2nd team overall (2000)
    • US Pro Championships Philadelphia – 13th place (2001) & 28th (2003)
    • Florida Masters State Champion 40-44 (2016, 2017)
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