Hopefully, you were able to meet the
Primal Pro Women's p/b BH Cycling Team when we hosted them during Speed
Week this spring. The team's director, Dr. Nichole (Nicky)
Wangsgard, who in her own right is a distinguished and successful pro
cyclist, coaches their team, too.
Frazier Cycling and the Primal Pro Women's
p/b BH Cycling Team share similar missions in that both strive to
develop athletes in a positive manner. As a result, we are
fostering a relationship and joining forces to promote our missions.
We experienced the Primal Pro Women
dedication to their mission first hand when our junior women attended
the Primal Pro Women's cycling clinic for women at the Historic Roswell
Criterium. Furthermore, Nicky the Primal Pro Women's p/b BH
Cycling Team invited Zoe and Dominique to join their team as guest
riders during Speed Week. During our time with Nicky and the
Primal Pro Women's p/b BH Cycling Team, we grew our appreciation of
their dedication, professionalism, patience, and geniality
as superb examples, in particular,
for our young women. For these reasons, Frazier Cycling pursued a
lasting relationship with the Primal Pro Women's p/b BH Cycling Team.
In continuance of our relationship with
Primal Pro Women’s p/b BH Cycling Team, Frazier Cycling is excited to
announce that "Coach" Nicky is offering her coaching services to our men
and women and those who visit our website.
Below, we included some of Nicky's cycling
career highlights. We are very impressed with Nicky's credentials,
but even more so with her coaching abilities of the Primal Pro Women's
p/b BH Cycling Team. In fact, Nicky is now coaching Zoe in
preparation of the Junior Road National Championships and her enrollment
at Marian University this coming fall.
For details about Nicky's coaching services, here is her contact
Here is a brief resume of Nicky's racing
background and accomplishments.
Nicky began seriously mountain bike racing
in 1998 and cyclo-cross racing in 2001. In 2002, she bought her
first road bike after she researched that professional mountain bike and
cross racers train most often on their road bikes. This road training
In 2002, Nicky won the 2002 Collegiate
D-II Mountain Biking Championship in Angel Fire, New Mexico.
In 2003, after juggling road, cross, and
mountain bike racing, Nicky decided to dedicate 100% of her training to
road racing for the 2004 race season.
In 2004, Nicky was crowned Collegiate D-II
road biking collegiate criterium and Omnium road race champion. Nicky
was noticed by Nicole Freedman, director and manager of Team Ford-Basis
Professional Cycling Team. Freedman asked Nicky to guest ride for Team
Ford-Basis for the rest of the 2004 race season.
In 2005, Nicky signed a contract to race
for Team Subway which gave her the opportunity to race in her first
world cup race in Montreal and international race in El Salvador. On
Team Subway, she dedicated most of her race efforts as a domestique
working for experienced climbers and sprinters.
In 2006, Nicky raced for a small team,
Colnago CPT, as their lead sprinter. She earned several top 5 finishes
and her first NRC victory in Manhattan Beach, California when she out
sprinted the field to win the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix.
In 2007, Nicky signed for the small team,
Vitesse Cycling. This team unfortunately did not survive the season.
Nicky resorted to racing most of the 2007 NRC races solo or as a guest
rider on composite teams. She learned to surf lead-out trains with her
jump, earning several podium finishes in the process. After one of her
best results (2nd place Nature Valley Grand Prix Downtown Criterium),
Nicky was asked to guest ride for Colavita Sutter Home at Criterium
Nationals in Downers Grove, Illinois. She helped Tina Pic win her fifth
national jersey. Nicky signed a contract and raced for Colavita Sutter
Home for two years.
In 2008, Nicky finished her doctorate
degree at the University of Northern Colorado. In cycling, Nicky opened
the season with a 5th place finish at the Amgen Tour of California
Women's Criterium and went on to win a national racing calendar
criterium at the Joe Martin Stage Race and place second in the National
Wells Fargo Twilight criterium.
In 2009, Nicky won overall title at the
International Cycling Classic (Superweek) and helped Tina Pic win her
sixth national jersey at Criterium Nationals in Downers Grove. She
also won the criterium at the first annual Women’s Tour of Utah.
In 2010, Nicky raced independently. She
won her third national calendar race in Alabama, the Sunny King
Criterium. She also won the International Cycling Classic (Superweek)
for the second time
In 2011, Nicky joined a Primal/MapMyRide
Women's professional cycling team. She placed third in two national
calendar criteriums. She made history at the International Cycling
Classic (Superweek). She is the first female cyclist to ever win this
historic race for three consecutive years.
In 2012, Nicky experienced the biggest win
of her racing career as she raced again for Primal/MapMyRide women’s
professional cycling team. She won Charlotte's Presbyterian Cup
Criterium. This race has the biggest purse available in the United
States. She beat the best sprinters in the world.
In 2013, Nicky retired from cycling and is
now coaching and directing Primal Pro Women's p/b BH cycling team. She
is expecting twins soon and will be focusing on her family, coaching,
and professional career.