Whit Yost’s “past life” experiences might easily fit many cycling fans’ definitions of living the dream. Since getting hooked on the sport watching Lance Armstrong win the 1993 U.S. Pro Championship, he’s raced as an amateur on Belgian cobbles, traveled Europe to help build a European pro team, and piloted the team from Malaysia to Mont Ventoux. As a former assistant director sportif with Mercury-Viatel, he’s also seen the less dreamy side of the sport – the side rife with broken contracts, infighting, and positive dope tests.
Looking for an outlet that would enable him to merge his passion for cycling with his love of writing, Whit started Pavé, a site that quickly became a popular Internet destination for fans and pundits. (Whit still prides himself for correctly predicting that Denmark’s Matti Breschel would win the 2010 Dwars door Vlaanderen semi-classic.) Having recently closed the books at Pavé, and is looking forward to his new, expanded role as a contributor at Bicycling Magazine and Bicycling.com, and of course, at Red Kite Prayer.