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Anthony Leonarduzzi

Downhill MTB

Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Go Huck Yourself, Transition Bikes, Deity Components, Marzocchi

Seattle, WA
current residence:
Snoqualmie, WA

How did you get into Mountain Biking?
I used to ride quads when I was a teenager. That changed when Matt Patterson brought mountain biking into my life.

How old were you when you started riding?
I started racing downhill when I was 15 years old.

Where did you grow up?
Grew up in Snoqualmie, WA.

How did you first get introduced to TLD and/or Troy?
At the races I’ve always seen people riding with the gear. Ever since then I’ve been wearing the clothing.

How long have you been riding for TLD?
Since 2012.

Which TLD products are you using?
D3 Carbon Pinstripe, Moto Short, T-Bone Knee Guards, XC Glove, and GP Air Jersey.

Do any athletes/riders influence or inspire your style?
When I was growing up I wanted to ride like Luke Strobel.

What do you like to do when you're not riding?
Trail building.

What bands/music are you into?

List 3 goals you have for the upcoming season:
1. Progress.
2. Ride to the best of my ability.
3. Injury Free.

List a few highlights of your career:
National Championships 5th CAT 1 19-29.
NWCUP 2nd overall.
FVMBA Super D Pro CAT 7th.

What's your favorite race/event and why?
Crankworx. Everyone gets together and rides.

What's your idea of an epic day riding?
Wake up, eat breakfast, go for a trail ride and then finish the day doing shuttle runs.

What's the best thing about being a Mountain Biking athlete?
Traveling to places I’ve never been and sharing my experiences with people.

If you weren't a Mountain Biking athlete, how would you want to spend your time?
I would be a dogsled racer.

If you were running things, what would you change about the industry?
Fewer ads in magazines.

Who would you like to thank?
Anyone who has supported me and helped me get to where I am today.

Any words of wisdom?
Trails don’t build themselves.