The magnitude of his accomplishment did not immediately occur to Will Barta until after he had starred in the breakaway on Stage 2 of the 2016 Amgen Tour of California and pulled on the "most courageous rider" jersey that year.
"I never thought I would hear (veteran cycling TV broadcaster) Paul Sherwen call my name," Barta said. "I heard from a lot of friends and family members and even people I didn't know were following me until that day."
Now in his fourth season with the team, he hopes to capitalize on additional opportunities and his 2017 successes of finishing 4th at Liege-Bastogne-Liege, 9th overall at Triptyque de Monts et Chateaux, and runner-up at U23 Nationals in the time trial.
"This year I want to win Liege, race well at the Giro and l’Avenir, and move up to the World Tour," he said.
|4th||Giro Ciclistico d'Italia - Prologue|
|23rd||Amgen Tour of California|
|19th||Stage 4 (ITT)|
|66th||Liège - Bastogne - Liège U23|
|20th||Circuit des Ardennes International|
|3rd||Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux|
|2nd||Stage 3a (ITT)|
|14th||Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy|
|34th||Grote Prijs Marcel Kint|
|2nd||National Championships United States U23 - ITT|
|11th||National Championships United States - Road Race|
|4th||National Championships United States - ITT|
|158th||Giro Ciclistico d'Italia - Stage 1|
|9th||Flèche du Sud|
|10th||Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste|
|11th||Circuit des Ardennes International|
|9th||Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux|
|4th||Stage 3a (ITT)|
|92nd||Classica da Arrabida - Cylin'Portugal|
|49th||Volta ao Alentejo|
|43rd||Tour de l'Avenir|
|9th||Stage 4 (ITT)|
|0th||Gran Premio Sportivi di Poggiana- Trofeo Bonin Costruzioni- Gran Premio Pasta Zara|
|101st||Grand Prix Cerami|
|33rd||Tour de Beauce|
|6th||Stage 3a (ITT)|
|88th||Amgen Tour of California|
|67th||Stage 6 (ITT)|
|25th||Silver City's Tour of the Gila|
|17th||Stage 3 (ITT)|
|54th||Liège - Bastogne - Liège U23|
|67th||Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften|
|34th||G.P. Palio del Recioto - 34th Memorial cav. Sante Carradori|
|38th||Giro del Belvedere|
|33rd||Volta ao Alentejo|
|32nd||GP Liberty Seguros - Troféu Alpendre|
|43rd||Tour de l'Avenir|
|71st||Tour de l'Ain|
|73rd||Course de la Paix U23 / Závod Míru U23|
|30th||Ronde de l'Isard|
|8th||Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste trophée harmonie Mutuelle|
|49th||ZLM Roompot Tour|
|8th||Stage 2 (TTT)|
|105th||La Côte Picarde|
|62nd||Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux|
|93rd||World Championships MJ - Road Race|
|4th||Tour de l'Abitibi Desjardins|
|2nd||Stage 3 (ITT)|
|2nd||National Championships United States MJ - ITT|
|3rd||Tour du Pays de Vaud|
|3rd||Course de la Paix Juniors|
|45th||World Championships MJ - Road Race|
|70th||Keizer der Juniores|
|4th||Tour de l'Abitibi|
|1st||Stage 3 (ITT)|
|74th||Int. Junioren Driedaagse van Axel|
|16th||Int. 3 - Etappenfahrt der Rad-Junioren|
|26th||Course de la Paix Juniors|
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