Name: Chris Stastny          

Nickname: Staz

Hometown: Vacaville, CA

Twitter: @TheStaz

Number of years on Cal Giant: 3

Number of years racing: 7

Favorite thing about Specialized:

The bike history displays they have throughout Specialized HQ

Top 3 Race Results:

  • 1st 2010 Stage 1 Mt. Hood last year
  • 1st 2009 Stage 2 San Dimas (cat 2)
  • 4th 2011 stage 4 Merco Cycling Classic


Favorite way to eat Cal Giant berries:

Put all different kinds into a big bowl and eat until my stomach hurts

When did you start shaving your legs? Shaving cream or soap?

It was my 16th Birthday, the night before Nevada City. I used to use shaving cream, but now I use soap because it’s easier to deal with.

What kind of race is your specialty?

Rainy, windy, rolling, long road race – makes me smile just writing those words together

Do you race mountain bikes or cyclocross?

I race cross on occasion, but I’m never fit enough to do well so I just suffer like a dog.

Do you listen to the same kind of music when warming-up for a TT vs a crit vs a road race? What kind is it?

I’m all over the board. It depends on my mood. I range from Bob Marley and Ray Charles to some intense Skrillex action, just to name a couple.

Would you choose a romantic dinner with your girlfriend or Go-Kart racing?

Both with the girlfriend? I’d probably only choose dinner because I’m way too competitive and Go-Karting may get ugly.

What is your most memorable personal or team result?

My biggest achievement so far in my career was my win at Mt Hood. I got dropped every lap up the main climb, but I was able to keep my cool in large part because I had James Mattis around me for most of the day.

What are your short-term and long-term cycling goals?

Short term: win races

Long term: become a professional

Describe in one word Rand’s blog.


When you’re not on your bike, where can your friends expect to find you?

I can be found in bed with my feet up playing Call of Duty or reading, but I usually go find them first.

Does anyone else in your family race bikes?

Dad used to race for the Czech national team in the 70s. He’s taught me all I know about racing and how to handle myself in tough situations.

Other than cycling, what is your favorite sport?


When I grow up, I want to be awesome.

If you could only eat 5 foods for a month, what would they be?

Burgers, pizza, salad, oatmeal, sushi