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

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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.