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Ryan DeWalt - Team Skyline

RYAN DEWALD

TEAM SKYLINE

Ryan DeWald's career has already taken him from Reading, Pennsylvania to around the world before the age of 25 old. He started racing mountain bikes professionally across the United States in the late 1990s. In 2002, he jumped over to road racing and onto the international circuit with the U.S. National Team, racing all over Europe. 

In 2003, he gained a contract with Sportsbook.com’s professional cycling team and competed with some of the best riders in the most difficult bicycle races in the world. Soon after he rode the wave of professional cycling to the top ranked teams in America, including Rite Aid and Battley Harley-Davidson Presented by Cisco Systems.

At the end of the 2013, after founding Team Skyline and racing a long season as a one-man team, he started to fatigue. Ryan's life was forever changed when I was diagnosed with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults (LADA), also known as late onset type 1 diabetes. He was racing, undiagnosed, from the end of the 2013 season to the beginning of the 2014 season, lacking my usual power. He went on a winning spree once insulin was introduced into his body and began to get healthy again.

One week after being released from the hospital, Ryan was on the podium with an Olympian. He now tries to inspire rivals and upcoming professional cyclists with his ability to compete and win races with type 1 diabetes, as well as those with any disability. Through his success as a cyclist and diabetic, he will continue Winning the Race with Diabetes and his professional Team Skyline.