Photo by Gretel Daugherty

Lexie Millard didn’t come to Colorado Mesa to be a road cyclist, but the 21-year-old has turned into a great rider. Millard dedicated herself to her craft after riding in the Velodrome in Colorado Springs during her sophomore season. Millard is now a serious contender to win criterium races for the Mavs’ cycling team.

The accidental cyclist

Mavs’ Millard goes from fledgling rider to serious contender

Lexie Millard was a bike racer without a bicycle.
She was headed to Denver to compete in her first-ever road race as part of the Colorado Mesa University cycling team. But she didn’t even own a road bike.
She spotted a bike on Craigslist in Denver, so that’s the first place she went.
“I went and hopped on the bike, rode around the neighborhood, bought it, then raced the next day,” she said with the no-big-deal air of a person who solves the Rubik’s Cube in 20 seconds.

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