Paul Bourcier

Paul is excited to be joining the team at LintonHorner Coaching!  For the past 35 years, Paul has focused his life around bicycle racing and training. He looks forward to sharing his knowledge with athletes of all levels to assist them in reaching their goals and performing their best when they want to be their best.

COACHING SERVICES

Cycling: Road, Cyclocross and Gravel; Race preparation, Skills and Consultation Services.

Education
University of Scranton 
BS: Computer Science, 1992
 
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
2021
 
Lane Community College
Certificate in Fitness Exercise Instruction and Fitness Lifestyle Specialist, 2021 

USA Cycling Level 3 Coach
Race Record

1983 
8th Pocono Century Tour (event that stated it all)
1986
1st High Point Hill Climb (Course record)
1st Moosic Mtn Stage Race Overall
1989
1st Moosic Mtn Road race
2013 Master Road Nationals RR Bend OR
2004
1st OBRA Road Race Championship Open
2011
4th Master National Road Race
2012
1st Mt Hood Cycling Classic Masters Overall
1st OBRA Cup
2nd OBRA Open Road Race
1st Eugene Celebration Masters Overall
2013
1st Master National Road Race
2014
1st Cascade Classic Stage Race Overall
11th World Masters Road Race, Slovenia
8th Walla Walla Classic Overall Open
4th Masters National TT
2015
4th National Championship TT
1st Mutual Enumclaw Stage Race Masters Overall
6th Walla Walla Stage Race Open Overall
2016
1st OBRA Open Road Race Championship
1st Gorge Roubaix Masters Overall
14th Worlds Time Trial
2017 
2nd WSBA Master Cyclocross Championship
3rd WSBA Open Road Race Championship
2nd Chico Stage Race Masters Overall
1st Tour de Bloom Stage Race Masters Overall
2018
1st OBRA Master RR
1st OBRA Master TT
1st WSBA Masters TT
3rd Baker City Masters 35+ Overall
2nd Gorge Gravel Grinder
1st WSBA CX Masters Championship
1st OBRA CX Master Championship 50+
3rd OBRA CX Master Championship 40+
1st Walla Walla Stage Race Masters Overall
4th Cyclocross Masters National Championship
2019 
3rd Master Cyclocross Nationals 
1st Master Cyclocross Nationals Pre race
4th Chico Stage Race Masters Overall
3rd Baker City Classic Masters Overall
3rd Cascade Classic Master Overall
2020
1st Ice Breaker TT Overall
1st Gravel Epic Overall
2021
3rd Gravel Epic Overall
1st Vance Creek RR
2nd Masters National TT Championship
3rd Masters National RR Championship
1st OBRA Masters 50+ CX Championship
1st Heiser Farm 50+ CX

“My first cycling event was an extremely hilly Century Tour in the Poconos in 1983 at age of 15.  I remember placing 8th, and the attention I received from the rider who encouraged me to continue racing.  It was the one sport I was good at and it was not very common at the time.  With the help of an Olympian and National Team member, I learned how to train and started traveling to larger events, with the hope of making the Olympics someday.  I had a few solid regional results leading up to the Olympic trials in 1992.  I spent the first year out of college racing full time. I then started employment in the bicycle industry: following my passion for bikes, I managed a bicycle store, which led to a sales position at Avocet (hence the nickname AP).  

In my mid thirties I moved to Eugene, Oregon from the Bay Area, California.  The cycling community in Eugene was so welcoming, with a calendar full of road racing which was not common on the East Coast.  So, I transitioned from racing in the streets of the Bay area in large group rides to competing again.  When Nationals came to Bend, Oregon, I placed 4th the first time, then eventually placed 1st two years later—I got the Nationals bug.  In my forties, I really excelled with many overall stage race victories and Top 10 placing in open stages races.  Looking for some diversity, I started cyclocross for fun, which gradually led to all-out racing.  It was a steep learning curve with many crashes along the way.  It took me about three to four years until I started getting the hang of it.  I entered my first Cross Nationals in 2015 and placed 4th followed by a 7th in Louisville and a 3rd in 2019 in Tacoma.  

Over the years as I’ve aged, I’ve meticulously searched for every advantage I could to help me continue to succeed at racing—with a focus on recovery, diet, training and equipment. I enjoy planning that is focused around conquering personal goals with a keen awareness of the changes of aging.

Recovery has been a big part of my learning, both from multiple injuries racing over the years and the challenges of being over fifty.  I have recently taken interest in strength training after learning about muscle mass loss from aging, and have completed two certification programs at Lane County Community college: Fitness Lifestyle Specialist and Fitness Exercise Instruction, along with an ACSM Personal Trainer Certification—the gold standard of the industry.

I look forward to working with you!”  

1983

First Race

Paul’s first cycling event was at the age of 15; a Century Tour in the Poconos. He placed 8th and received encouragement to continue racing. This was the beginning of his racing career!

1983

1985

Training and Racing


Paul learned how to train through the help of an Olympian and National Team member. During this time, he began traveling to larger events, collecting more and more regional results and building his race record.

1985

1992

Working with Bicycles

After spending his first year out of college racing full-time, Paul followed his passion for bikes into the industry. He managed a bicycle store, and this lead to a sales position  at Avocet.

1992

2013

Oregon Bound


In his mid-thirties, Paul left the Bay Area and moved to Eugene, Oregon and discovered a welcoming cycling community and plenty of opportunities to race! It was during this time that he placed 1st in Nationals in Bend, OR and got the Nationals bug.

2013

2015

Cyclocross


After several years of excelling in stage races, Paul was looking for some diversity and began training in cyclocross. What started out as something for fun gradually led to all-out racing. Paul entered his first Cross Nationals in 2015, placing 4th, followed by placing 7th Louiville and 3rd in Tacoma in 2019.

2015

2019

Back to School

Paul studied at Lane County Community college and received certifications for Fitness Lifestyle Specialist, Fitness Exercise Nutrition, and also received an ACSM Personal Trainer Certification.

2019

2021

Joined the team at Linton Horner Coaching


Paul met Anne Linton during a Maui winter training camp, and later began an internship with Linton Horner Coaching while studying for one of his certifications. During this time, he began teaching virtual cycling classes, along with programing workouts. This eventually lead to a full-time position on the team!

2021