Husband and wife duo, Chloe and Travis Woodruff, founded the Stan's-Pivot Pro Team in 2015 backed by Stan's NoTubes, a small company whose tubeless innovations fundamentally changed the sport of mountain biking. A partnership with Pivot began at the onset of 2016, and nothing felt more natural as both the Woodruffs and Pivot call the rugged terrain of Arizona home.
The Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team presented by Maxxis has set themselves up for a successful 2018, doubling its roster and signing with Stan’s NoTubes, Pivot Cycles, and Maxxis Tires through 2020. New racers Keegan Swenson and Sofia Gomez-Villafañe will join returning riders Rose Grant and Chloe Woodruff. The team of four will tag-team an international and domestic racing schedule that includes a wide range of events, including the Andalucia Bike Race, the UCI MTB World Cup, Sea Otter Classic, Cactus Cup, and the Epic Rides Off-Road Series.
Chloe Woodruff is a tough competitor and master tactician on the bike. (Not to mention 2016 Rio Olympian and owner/founder of Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team.) When racing, she draws not only from years of experience –– she started riding seriously in high school –– but also from her bike handling skills to go for the win. To date, Chloe is one of the only American females to earn a World Championship starting spot as a Junior, U23, and Elite competitor. For the 2018 season, Chloe is focused on consistently breaking into the top 10 at UCI Mountain Bike World Cups and earning strong results on the Off-Road Series. Chloe and her husband TJ share their home in Prescott, Ariz. with Maja, a six-year-old rescue pitbull.
With Keegan’s race experience, it’s easy to forget he’s just 23 years old. He’s already raced for a pro team in Europe, been named to an Olympic long team, and has over a decade of race experience to his name. He’s even a dad (his kid is a furry one-year-old chocolate lab named Wally).
Keegan won three consecutive Pro XCT’s and the Park City Point to Point in 2017. He’s finished on the podium in Epic Rides races and has shown he can climb with the world’s best. His commitment to encouraging up-and-comers in the sport makes him a good fit for our program and we’re excited to see him take an active role in the team.
When off-the-bike, Keegan enjoys camping, riding motos, and exploring the Wasatch Mountains with his partner –– and now-teammate! –– Sofia near his home in Heber City, Utah.
See where Keegan’s pedaling at keeganswenson.com.
- Win – Soldier Hollow Pro XCT / 2017
- Win – Angel Fire Pro XCT / 2017
- Win – Missoula Pro XCT / 2017
- Win – Park City Point to Point / 2016-2017
- 2nd – Grand Junction Off-Road / 2017
- 2nd – Short Track National Championships / 2017
Marathon Mountain Bike National Champion Rose Grant is proof you can be both the nicest and toughest racer on the circuit. Rose took some major wins in the 2017 season on the heels of a winter spent rehabbing an ACL surgery: a stage race, a short track, a cross-country and marathon-distance races. It doesn’t matter the format; she can do it all.
When she’s not racing, Rose is spending time in Kalispell, Mont. with her husband Nelson and three-year-old daughter Layla. With her family supporting her big dreams, Rose finds purpose in her racing by setting a strong example for her daughter, and drawing inspiration from her faith.
A master at finding balance as an athlete, mother, and wife (hint: organization is key!), Rose is one to watch.
Follow Rose’s cycling journey at rose-grant.com.
- 4x Marathon National Champion / 2014 – 2017
- Win – Carson City Off-Road / 2017
- Win – Whiskey Off-Road / 2016
- Win – Grand Junction Off-Road / 2016
- Win – Missoula Pro XCT / 2017
- 3x MTB World Championship team member / 2015 – 2017
- Wins – 3x Pro XCT Short Track / 2015 – 2017
Sofia Gomez-Villafañe grew up in Argentine Patagonia, moved to California when she was twelve and started racing mountain bikes in the NorCal NICA League. Bilingual, a barista, a chocolatier, and now signing her first pro mountain bike contract –– she’s multi-talented to say the least!
While Sofia races for the Argentine National Team, she calls Heber City, Utah home. In 2017 she organized her own privateer program with Pivot Cycles and set out with an ambitious plan for the season. Setting the bar high worked; she finished in the top 10 at Sea Otter Classic, 2nd behind Rose at the Missoula XC, and went out for the win at Argentine Nationals, but learned a lesson or two and settled for a still-impressive 3rd.
- 2nd – Missoula Pro XCT / 2017.
- 3rd – Elite MTB Nationals, Argentina / 2017
- Junior National Champion, Argentina
- 9th – Sea Otter Classic Pro XCT / 2017
- 11th – Continental Championships / 2017