Caroline Wreszin is local rider that we can normally find near the front of our SoCal group rides. While we haven’t seen her much since she started to attend the University of Oregon, we weren’t surprised to learn that she has continued to become a well-rounded rider with the help of the Tom Danielson led Cinch Rise team. Caroline can be found racing local crits and road races, but gravel has become the perfect stage to highlight her talents. While we don’t want to put any pressure on this up-and-coming star, Caroline has some impressive goals, and she is focused.
Rider: Caroline Wreszin
Team: CINCH Rise
- Frame: Cervelo Aspero
- Drivetrain: GRX 600 46/30, 11-34 11 spd cassette
- Wheels: ENVE AG25
- Stem: Easton alloy
- Bars: 42cm Specialized short reach alloy
- Saddle: Cervelo Road
- Power Meter: Stages Gen 3 left side only
- Pedals: Shimano XTR
- Tires: Panaracer Gravelking SK Sport 38mm or Rene Herse Snoqualmie Pass TC 44mm
- Flow Formulas Lemon Lime Drink Mix
- Clif Z-Bars
- Maybe a brownie or cookie, who knows!
For me, SBT is pretty much as ideal as it gets. I love climbing, the gravel (I hear) is very fast, and the August race date is perfect. I’m still in school, so racing in the fall and spring can be a bit hectic. This past year I was working at a grocery store as well. With those things and then training, it can all add up to be pretty tiring. The summer is a great opportunity for me to fully focus on training, recovering, and getting everything in place to go as well as I can when it’s race day.
My coach Tom Danielson is a big part of this. It’s a huge help to have someone so experienced guiding me in the lead-up to a big race like SBT. Tom combines interval sessions with mental strategies. Every day I’m working on something that I can apply while racing. It just makes me that much more calm and confident on race day. Thinking forward to Steamboat, I’m just excited to take the training and put it to work. SBT always draws a really competitive women’s field, so I can’t wait to get out there and do some fast, fun racing!
The Vortex sticker on my stem I got from my dad. It’s actually a go-kart engine company. Gives the bike a little extra speed! The Moooooo sticker on my top tube is courtesy of my friend and mechanic in Eugene, Oregon, Sean McMurray. There are lots of cows in the Eugene area and they always look so peaceful and happy out grazing in the fields. Just a little reminder to stay calm during races!