Allen Lim

Cyclist

After teaching himself to ride a bicycle at the age of 4, Dr. Lim found himself spending his time searching for ways to turn his love of cycling into a legitimate career. That search, led him to earn his doctorate in 2004 in the Department of Integrative Physiology at CU Boulder. Having worked almost exclusively with professional cycling teams since, Dr. Lim is currently the Director of Sport Science for the Radio Shack professional cycling team. He has the unique distinction of being the only American scientist to have worked at the Tour de France, guiding countless riders, including Floyd Landis and Lance Armstrong – two controversial and inspiring winners of this prestigious race. Through these experiences, Dr. Lim has lived first hand the complexity of sport – an arena where ambition, emotion, and culture can both fuel and oppose the practice of science, innovation, and fair play. These dichotomies have led Dr. Lim to now spend his time searching for ways to turn his love for the bicycle into a legitimate tool for social change.

Allen Lim Headshot

Identity

Life with Bikes