CALIFORNIA GIANT BERRY FARMS/SPECIALIZED

Eckmann discovered cycling as a small boy living in Switzerland with his family and soon was racing mountain and road bikes. When he was 11 he moved to the United States and also picked up a new sport – cyclocross. He won the men’s under-23 title at the 2013 U.S. National Cyclocross Championships. Outside of cycling, Yannick enjoys Alpine and Nordic skiing.

Yannick rides Zipp wheels, bars, stems and seatposts and SRAM components.

Hometown: Boulder, Colo.

Twitter: @Eckmannia

Team website: calgiant.com/cycling