From boats to bikes: Brennan Wertz's unconventional entry into the world of pro cycling

How Pinarello’s Brennan Wertz transitioned from being a world champion rower to pro gravel racer

Pinarello gravel pro Brennan Wertz
(Image credit: Pinarello)

Twenty-five-year old Brennan Wertz doesn’t follow metrics. He follows fun. This may seem counterintuitive for a Pinarello-sponsored athlete to say but it’s the truth. His ultimate goal in cycling is to push his limits and have fun doing it. 

The 6-foot-5 gentle giant has been an athlete his whole life and has had an unconventional entry into the world of pro cycling. His journey begins in a boat.

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Kristin Jenny
Freelance Contributor

Kristin Jenny is an elite triathlete based near Boulder, Colorado. Although most of her time is spent in aerobars somewhere in the mountains, she finds time to enjoy eating decadent desserts, hiking with her husband and dog, and a good true crime podcast.