With over 25 years of experience coaching endurance athletes, Neal is head of The Wahoo Sports Science Division and oversees all of the coaches who create our customised training plans. He served as the Director of the Sports Science Department at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine (BCSM), during which time he worked with hundreds of elite athletes to develop cutting-edge training and testing methods.
Neal is an Elite USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified coach with numerous awards to his name, including the 2007 USA Cycling Developmental Coach of the Year, 2009 USA National Cycling Coach of the Year, and the 2011 Doc Counsilman Coach of the Year—awarded by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for the use of science in coaching. In 2017 he was named USA Triathlon Coach of Year.
Neal has coached some of the biggest names in endurance sports and is the only coach in history to have trained an elite male and female athlete (Rohan Dennis and Evelyn Stevens) to the World Hour Record.
Under his guidance, Neal’s athletes have won multiple Grand Tour jerseys, Olympic medals, and 47 world and national championship titles—most recently Rohan Dennis’ victory in the 2018 UCI ITT World Champs.