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Head Coach and Founder of Qatar Cycling Academy
About SZYMON WASIAK
Szymon Wasiak Head Coach and Founder of Qatar Cycling Academy, Ex-Pro rider from Poland National Champion with over 20 years of cycling experience on ROAD/TRACK.
Cycling Coach sinse 2008 working with Individuals, groups of athletes, clubs and cycling teams.
Academy of Sport Wroclaw POLAND
Trainer DIPLOMA in road cycling – World Cycling Center. UCI, International Cycling Union. Switzerland.
Trainer certificate in road cycling. Level 1 and 2. – British Cycling Federation
- UCI Road World Championships Plouay, FRA – 9th Place
- Tour de Lorraine 2000 – 2nd place
- XXI Vuelta de Valladolid 2004 – 1st place
- Vuelta Navarra 2004 – 9th place
- 2000 Polish National Road Race Championships – Silver Medal
- 2000 Polish Mountains National Road Race Championships – Silver Medal
- 2002 Polish National TRACK Championships 4km Team Pursuit – Silver Medal
- 2002 Polish National TRACK Championships Kilometer Time Trial – Silver Medal
- 2004 Polish National TRACK Championships Team Pursuit – Gold Medal
UCI Qualified Coach , Professional Cyclist
About PIA SUNDSTEDT
UCI Qualified Coach , Professional Cyclist (road and mountain bike) from 1996 – 2012 in various teams in Italy, Holland, Canada, Norway and Germany.
Pedagogy, 9 sp., at Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Sports Psychology and mental training at Åbo Akademi, 20 cts – University of Turku, Finland
Trainer certificate in road and track cycling. Level 1 and 2. World Cycling Center. UCI, International Cycling Union. Switzerland
Trainer certificate in BMX. Level 1. UCI, International Cycling Union. Switzerland
Trainer certificate in athletics, level C. Finlands svenska idrottsförbund – Athletics Federation Finland
- Olympic Games 2000, 2012
- Female athlete of the year in Finland 2000
- UCI Road World Cup 2000 2nd overall
- European Champion MTB XCM 2005/ 2011/ 2012
- UCI MTB World Cup XCM winner 2006/ 2007/ 2008
- UCI World Championships Bronze medal 2007/ 2008
There are not many opportunities to have a UCI accredited coach & an ex pro rider providing your programming, overseeing skills sessions, accompanying you on rides and providing on the spot advice.
I approached Szymon and discussed my Objectives: To competitively participate in both the Road Race and Individual Time Trial. Effectively manage a Training Program which would not negatively affect my business commitments. Remain injury free and motivated for the 6 month training period leading up to the races in September.
What Szymon brings to my training is structure, logic and support. Prior to working with him, my efforts were hard, and they were honest. However, it had gotten to a point where I felt I couldn’t do what I wanted to do unless I had someone who’d done it all before advising me.
I think all of us are in a transition. Some are perhaps more obvious than others. You have the big physical ones like changing jobs or moving across country. And some are subtle and more reflective, like when you are ready to make a personal leap forward in how you will hold yourself accountable to defeat challenges;
Szymon has been my coach for nearly a year and in that time I have experienced significant improvements in my strength on the bike, my commitment to cycling, and in my overall fitness. For me, the most impressive and unique aspect of Szymon's coaching is his ability to truly understand each client and our individual fitness-related needs.
I only started working with Szymon since March 2016 and i'm loving it! Coming from 30-40km of cycling a week prior to working with Szymon and going into 6 cycling days a week without the feeling that I'm overdoing it.