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Ed Beamon makes the case for his candidacy for the USPRO board at-large position.

Editor's Note: Last week we published a letter from pro racer Fred Rodriguez, urging his fellow pros to vote for Michael Ball for the position of at-large member of the USPRO Board of Trustees. Today we publish a letter from Team Type 1 director Ed Beamon, who is running against Ball for the position. Writers who support other board candidates are welcome to submit letters in their support.

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Ed Beamon

Ed Beamon

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Editor’s Note: Last week we published a letter from pro racer Fred Rodriguez, urging his fellow pros to vote for Michael Ball for the position of at-large member of the USPRO Board of Trustees. Today we publish a letter from Team Type 1 director Ed Beamon, who is running against Ball for the position. Writers who support other board candidates are welcome to submit letters in their support.

As a long-standing member of the USPRO Board of Trustees, I understand the importance of the position. Although the board is not the ultimate decision-making body, it is an influential advisory panel and does represent the voice of professional cycling.

During my previous terms, I have been very outspoken and influential in advocating for athlete’s rights and dignity in anti-doping. I have also been a proponent of tightening up the National Race Calendar and the professional race calendar. I believe it was our work through the board that helped encourage USADA to change the attitude and mechanism of their in-competition testing procedures. Anyone who has been around the sport a few years will remember the inconsiderate tactics of the testing body.

There is still much work to do to improve the professional image of the sport and create better synergy among teams, athletes, and race promoters so that the highest level of the sport can continue to move forward in an increasingly professional direction.

More than a catchy campaign phrase, what the government of cycling in America needs now is not change for change’s sake, but strong, EXPERIENCED leadership who understand where the sport has been, where it is now, and where we need it to go.

With more than 25 years as an athlete, team director, manager, and organizer, I understand the various dynamics that make up the sport and I believe that I am well positioned to represent the composite voice of cycling as a profession. I want to be YOUR representative on the USPRO Board.

Thank you in advance for your vote.
Ed Beamon