Brian Lopes | Training For Success

Cycling legend Brian Lopes has been working closely with Jessy Nelson and Nelson’s dominating main event win is proof that it is already starting to pay off.

Brian Lopes | Training For Success

Talent can only take you so far, which is why most pros seek the assistance from a trainer to help take their program to the next level. Brian Lopes was hired on by the former Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda team three years ago to give Cole Seely and Jessy Nelson that extra push to put them on the box. Even though Lopes may not have raced dirt bikes for a living, he knows a thing or two about training at the professional level, which is apparent by taking a look at his accomplishments—4x MTB World Champion, 6x MTB World Cup Overall Champ, 9x MTB National Champ, MTB Hall of Fame and BMX Hall of Fame.

With his experience, he brought the team numerous podiums and overall wins in 2014, and recently he helped give Nelson the edge to win Anaheim 1. We caught up with Lopes before race day at the Angels Stadium to talk about the type of training he uses for his athletes, and how he keeps it fun.

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