Brandt Looking to Take the Next Step

Tyler is kicking ass and people are taking note. Here's the latest press on him: Fairfax cyclist Brandt looking to take the next step at Grand Prix in Minnesota and Wisconsin

By Dave Curtis Marin Independent Journal


TYLER BRANDT has yet to burst upon the cycling scene. But as those who know him say, that doesn't mean his star is not on the rise.

Brandt, a 21-year-old Drake High grad who grew up in Fairfax, will try to take a step toward more recognition in the cycling community on Wednesday in Stage 1 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix in St. Paul, Minn. If all goes well, Brandt will come across the finish line after Stage 6 in Stillwater, Minn., on Sunday having opened some eyes among some professional racing teams after racing against professional riders.

"I'm trying to take this as far as I can," Brandt said of cycling. "Through high school, I was playing other sports as well as cycling. I definitely enjoyed cycling a lot, but it wasn't until maybe my junior year of high school it became more real that it was a possible step that I could make it there."

Read more of the story on the Marin IJ website.