When we first interviewed “Super” Sam Holness, he was determined to make history as the world’s first openly autistic athlete to race in the IRONMAN World Championships in Kona. On his way to accomplishing this goal, he became the first person with autism to complete a full-distance triathlon at Mainova IRONMAN European Championship Frankfurt and added a Guinness World Record to his list of achievements after his stellar finish at Kona. We sat down with Sam, and his father, Tony Holness, to learn more about his iconic race and what might be next.
Benjamin Sharp describes his experience preparing for USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships in early August, near Albuquerque, NM. The annual event brings together athletes from all over the country to compete for the title of national champion in the time trial, road race, and criterium events.
Stages Power has helped athletes worldwide and in every discipline of elite cycling. Stages athletes have amassed: eight grand tour wins, 24 world championships, 72 national titles, multiple Olympic medals and much more. Stages is also proud to sponsor the St. Michel-Auber 93 women’s team in the Tour de France Femmes.
Meet Sam Holness (aka “Super Sam”), a triathlete with autism, and his father/coach Tony. Sam will make history this month as the first openly autistic athlete to compete at the Mainova IRONMAN Frankfurt European Championships. And he’ll do it again at the Supersapiens IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, later this fall. It’s fair to say that this dynamic father/son duo is taking the triathlon world by storm, but the impact they are having on neurodivergent individuals, and everyone else they meet, reaches far beyond the podium.
The Redlands Bicycle Classis is the longest continuously running invitational stage race in the country. Known throughout the world as the race "Where Legends are Born," this race has hosted riders who have gone on to compete in the Olympics, Tour de France and other world championships. Read along as coach Grant Holicky recounts Blue-Stages Racing team’s great foray into the road racing racing scene at this legendary event.
Only sixty (30 men and 30 women) cyclists are selected to ride in the Life Time Grand Prix and Stages Cycling’s own Hannah Otto is one of them. We had the chance to catch up with Otto as she prepared to take on the first race in the series. She had a lot to say about how training with power has charted her career and spurred her on to the massive success she’s been having.