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Endurance Team

[NICA VA Race Series Fall 2017

9/10/17 NICA VA Race #1 MSA
9/24/17 NICA VA Race #2 Stokesville, Va
10/15/17 NICA VA Race #3 Bedford, VA
10/21/17 NICA VA Race #4 Woodberry Forest
10/28-29/17 Tidewater MTB Challenge Williamsburg, VA


9/1/-9/4/17 Green Mountain Stage Race Burlington, VT
9/17/17 Boys and Girls Club Cycling Challenge Crozet, VA
10/1/17 Alpine Loop Grand Fondo Harrisonburg, VA
10/28/17 CATHalf Trail Half Marathon MSA


The MSA Endurance team is a nationally recognized high school cycling, mountain biking, and distance running program.  The team is a varsity sport and competes in both high school and USA Cycling events throughout the year.

In addition the VAHS MTB Series, the team competes in USA Cycling road races, criteriums, and Virginia Off-Road Series races on weekends.



Program Director and Head Coach: Andy Guptill

Andy Guptill has been teaching and coaching at Miller School of Albemarle since 2011.  Before joining the MSA faculty, Guptill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where he raced on the school’s powerhouse mountain bike and road cycling teams.  During his senior year, Guptill had a breakthrough season during which he finished 5th in a stage of the Tour of Gila and ws the top U-23 rider at Redlands Classic.  Upon graduation, he signed a professional road contract and began racing full time in events around the world.  During his career, he competed in the world’s premiere UCI stage races, including Tour of California, Tour of Georgia, Tour of Utah, and Tour of Missouri, where he finished 11th place and won the Most-Aggressive-Rider jersey in 2009.  In addition, he helped Jamis-Sutter Home win the NRC as a support rider for JJ and Sebastian Haedo.  As Director of the MSA cycling program, he applies his years of professional experience to working with beginner to elite level junior cyclists and enjoys teaching them the skills needed to maximize their potential while keeping the sport fun and a lifelong endeavor.

Program Director and Dean of Faculty: Peter Hufnagel

Peter Hufnagel has been teaching English and coaching at Miller School since 2005.  Before joining the Miller School faculty, Hufnagel earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia, where he studied English Literature as a Bradley Fellow.  While at UVA, Hufnagel raced for the cycling team, and in 2005 he won both the ACC Cycling Road Race Championship and the ACC Team Time Trial Championship. He helped UVA place 9th in National Championships the same year.  Since graduating, Hufnagel has continued to pursue both academics and athletics.  He has had essays published in Studies in the Novel, Forum for World Literature, Norton Critical Edition of The Time Machine and, Olympics and Philosophy. In addition, he has lectured on John Milton at Purdue University and served as a panelist at the Jepson School of Leadership conference on Shakespeare’s Roman plays at University of Richmond.  While teaching at the Miller School, Hufnagel has continued to pursue road cycling, mountain biking, and triathlon at an elite level.   In 2007, he raced as a guest rider for the professional cycling team Colavita/ Sutter Home in the NRC stage race, Tour of Virginia.  Most recently he finished 3rd in the Pro 1,2 Virginia State Championship Criterium and won the Charlottesville Olympic Distance Triathlon, breaking the previous bike course record by over four minutes.
In 2010, Hufnagel founded the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series, which made mountain biking an interscholastic sport in Virginia for the first time.

Co-founder and Coach: Andrea Dvorak

Andrea Dvorak is one of the world’s top professional female cyclists.  She has been working with Miller School students since 2007 and helped start the Miller School of Albemarle cycling program.  Before beginning her professional cycling career in 2006, Dvorak earned degrees in Spanish and Biology from the University of Virginia; she went on to graduate from U.Va. Law School and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association in 2006. While at U.Va., Dvorak ran cross-country, competed in triathlon, and raced for the cycling team.  In 2001, she won the collegiate triathlon national championships and regularly finished on the podium at collegiate nationals in cycling.

As a professional cyclist, Dvorak has had a decorated career that includes making the United States Olympic Long Team for the 2012 London Olympic Games, winning a stage of the women’s Tour de France, competing in World Championships, and finishing a close second place in the 2011 US National Road Race Championship. Additionally, she won the Queen of the Mountains jersey at Redlands Classic, Tour of the Gila, Cascade Classic, and San Dimas Stage Race in 2011, establishing herself as one of America’s greatest climbing talents.  Dvorak is currently a team captain on the UCI professional women’s team Exergy-Twenty16.  As a coach at Miller School, Dvorak works closely with female riders and shares her knowledge of both athletics and academics with students.

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