Todd Gogulski

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Todd Gogulski is a former cycling TV commentator for NBC Universal Sports and Versus and a former professional road racer. [1]

Universal Sports American cable television channel that airs sports, primarily Olympic Games

Universal Sports was an American sports-oriented digital cable and satellite television network. It was owned as a joint venture between InterMedia Partners and NBCUniversal.


Early life and early career

He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in 1962, but grew up in northern California and Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he first raced his bike in the Santa Fe Hill Climb organized and promoted by Geoff Passo. [2] After racing locally for Gardenschwartz Sports (1981) and Strings ‘n Spokes (1982), he joined Ten Speed Drive (1983–86), for whom he won the National Team Time Trial Championship in 1986 (with Kent Bostick, Carl Maxon, and Andy Paulin).

Grand Rapids, Michigan City in Michigan, United States

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Santa Fe, New Mexico State capital city in New Mexico, United States

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Later career

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Subsequently, he raced for four years under teams directed by Len Pettyjohn, with sponsors Lowenbrau (1987), Crest (1988), and the powerhouse American squad Coors Light (1989–90), where he was teammates with Greg LeMond. In 1991, he joined Subaru Montgomery, directed by Eddie Borysewicz, where he was teammates with Lance Armstrong; Subaru Montgomery later became the U.S. Postal Team. Following several seasons of injuries and declining results, he retired from racing in 1992.

Greg LeMond American cyclist

Gregory James "Greg" LeMond is an American former professional road racing cyclist who won the Road Race World Championship twice and the Tour de France three times, and is considered by many to be the greatest American cyclist of all time. On September 19, 2019 it was announced that he would be awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest civilian honors in the United States, other athletes to be recognized in this way include Arnold Palmer, Jesse Owens and Jack Nicklaus. He is also an entrepreneur and anti-doping advocate. LeMond was born in Lakewood, California, and raised in ranch country on the eastern slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, near Reno. He is married and has three children with his wife Kathy, with whom he supports a variety of charitable causes and organizations.

Lance Armstrong American cyclist

Lance Edward Armstrong is an American former professional road racing cyclist, infamous for the biggest doping scandal in cycling history.

He raced for the US National Team in Australia, Austria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela. In 1985, he represented the US at the amateur Giro d'Italia and in 1987 at the Peace Race in Eastern Europe.

Giro dItalia cycling road race held in Italy

The Giro d'Italia is an annual multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also starting in, or passing through, other countries. The first race was organized in 1909 to increase sales of the newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport; and is still run by a subsidiary of that paper's owner. The race has been held annually since its first edition in 1909, except during the two world wars. As the Giro gained prominence and popularity the race was lengthened, and the peloton expanded from primarily Italian participation to riders from all over the world. The Giro is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI WorldTeams, with some additional teams invited as 'wild cards'.

Peace Race defunct cycling race

The Peace Race was an annual multiple stage bicycle race held in the Eastern Bloc states of Czechoslovakia, East Germany, and Poland. First organized in 1948, it was originally created with the intent of relieving tensions existing between Central European countries following the interwar period and World War II.

In the late 1990s, after a hiatus from the sport, he worked in PR for a start-up bicycle tire company, and then shifted into promotions for the Saturn Cycling Team, announcing their Cyberbike events. In 2006, he began doing stage announcing for bicycle races, with ongoing commenting at Philly Week, Redlands, the National Championships, the Tour of Utah, and numerous others.


In 2009, he joined the NBC Universal Sports cycling TV commentary team with Steve Schlanger, with whom he covers the Tour of the Basque Country, the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España, the World Road Championships, Milan–San Remo, and others. For 2011, he joined the Versus Tour de France TV broadcasting team alongside Bob Roll, Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, and Liam McHugh. [3] He currently lives in Boulder, Co.

The Tour of the Basque Country is an annual cycling stage race held in the Spanish Basque Country in April. It is one of the races that make up the UCI World Tour calendar. As the Basque Country is a mountainous area, there are few flat stages, and thus the event favors those who are strong climbers. The race is characterized by its short stages, rarely exceeding 200 km, and steep ascents. While the ascents featured in the race aren't particularly high compared to other stage races, they are among the steepest seen in professional cycling, some having sections with gradients reaching well above 20%.

The Vuelta a España is an annual multi-stage bicycle race primarily held in Spain, while also occasionally making passes through nearby countries. Inspired by the success of the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France, the race was first organized in 1935. The race was prevented from being run by the Spanish Civil War and World War II in the early years of its existence; however, the race has been held annually since 1955. As the Vuelta gained prestige and popularity the race was lengthened and its reach began to extend all around the globe. Since 1979, the event has been staged and managed by Unipublic, until in 2014, when Amaury Sport Organisation acquired control, with both working together. The peloton expanded from a primarily Spanish participation to include riders from all over the world. The Vuelta is a UCI World Tour event, which means that the teams that compete in the race are mostly UCI WorldTeams, with the exception of the wild card teams that the organizers can invite.

Milan–San Remo Italian one-day cycling race, one of the five monuments

Milan–San Remo, also called "The Spring classic" or "La Classicissima", is an annual cycling race between Milan and Sanremo, in Northwest Italy. With a distance of 298 km it is the longest professional one-day race in modern cycling. It is the first major classic race of the season, usually held on the third Saturday of March. The first edition was held in 1907.


Gogulski's results include: [4]

1982 (Strings ‘n Spokes):

1983 (Ten Speed Drive):

1984 (Ten Speed Drive):

1985 (Ten Speed Drive)

1986 (Ten Speed Drive)

1987 (Lowenbrau)

1988 (Crest)

1989 (Coors Light)

1990 (Coors Light)

1991 (Subaru Montgomery)

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