An Olympian and silver medalist from the London 2012 Olympic Games, a 7-time U.S. National Champion and a 2x Pan American gold medal winner, Bausch is in her fifteenth year of racing. She has spent ten years as a member of the U.S. National Team and has competed in the biggest races around the world for professional teams including T-Mobile, Colavita-Sutter Home and Ouch Pro Cycling.
In 2007, Bausch tried track cycling for the first time and amazingly rode on to win two national titles on the track that same year. In 2010, Bausch teamed with Sarah Hammer and Lauren Tamayo to set a world record in the team pursuit and in 2011 teamed with Sarah Hammer and Jennie Reed to take silver at the World Championships. In August of 2012, Bausch became an Olympian and competed on the track in the 2012 London Olympic Games where she won a silver medal in the women's team pursuit event. Bausch's hard fought journey to the Olympic Games is featured in the documentary film, Personal Gold that follows four underdog women cyclists who became America's hope for a cycling medal following the withdraw of Lance Armstrong's teammates from the 2012 London Olympic Games. The film is premiering in 2015 at the Sundance Film Festival.
While Bausch has scored major victories on the bike, perhaps her greatest victory came from resurrecting her own life from the depths of severe eating disorders, which threatened to take her life over a decade ago after a promising modeling career in New York City. It was during her recovery that she discovered her passion for cycling. Bausch's inspiring personal story has been chronicled in the media and she makes herself available to support women and men around the world in their battle to return to healthy eating and living habits. Additionally, Bausch serves as a mentor for young women eyeing the professional ranks through the Network for Advancing Athletes, which she helped found.
In 2002, Bausch launched a highly successful personal coaching business, which was originally women-specific. Through positive word-of-mouth, Bausch swiftly doubled her business and she began coaching men as well. Producing results for clients has enabled the business to grow each year. Over three years ago, she partnered with 2008 USA Olympic track cycling coach Andy Sparks to form Empower Coaching Systems. Bausch's reputation for being a knowledgeable coach, enthusiastic motivator, and trusted resource for guidance, information and feedback is second-to-none. Her coaching philosophy stresses the importance of personalized training programs tailored specifically for the individual with a methodology that emphasizes a mind and body balance.
Outside of cycling, the Louisville, Kentucky native is also a color commentator for NBC/Universal Sports network, a motivational speaker, a consultant for a variety of companies focusing on effective athlete management marketing and the cycling expert for Ride 2 Recovery, which assists wounded veterans in healing through cycling. Bausch resides with her husband, Kirk, in Irvine, California.
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