Eric Bowen - Author on Professional Cycling
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About The Author

Eric Bowen

A road cyclist since the late 80s, Eric is a professional cycling fanatic. He launched the website (now defunct) in 2008 as a way to share his passion of the sport with other cycling enthusiasts. The centerpiece of the site was a ranking system for the best professional cyclists, which was called the Top 50 Cyclists of the Modern Era. His first book, Peloton Legends: Ranking the Top 100 Cyclists of the Modern Era is an expansion of the project first introduced on his website.


Eric used to be a professional bike fitter for over 20 years, 10 of which were with Revolution Bike Shop in Solana Beach, CA, through his business VeloFitter. Although not currently working with new clients, Eric still does consulting work, primarily with Torelli Bicycle Company. He is also the owner of, which produces written damage and loss estimates for those who have been involved in an accident or had their bikes stolen.


Prior to working in the bicycling industry, Eric worked in the financial services industry from 1984 - 2009. His resume includes companies in the banking industry (Pacific Savings Bank, CalFed, and Great Western Bank), insurance (Waddell and Reed, and Asset Marketing Systems), mutual funds (American Funds and Touchstone), and technology (Financial Profiles, Informa, and Stone River). No, he doesn't miss this industry. Not even a little.


In addition to riding with his Cyclopaths friends, Eric loves great beer (he's currently enrolled in the Business of Craft Brew program at SDSU), cooking for his friends and family, horror and sci-fi movies (good ones like the Exorcist and 2001: A Space Odyssey); is a Star Wars geek (he’s even watched the all the animated tv shows), and is an Italophile who dreams of one day opening a cycling themed brewery and caffè somewhere in Tuscany.