Colin Arturo Strickland is a bicycle racer from Texas, United States. As a professional cyclist, he specializes in in gravel racing and fixed gear criteriums.
Strickland is 6’2″ tall and his registered weight is 165 pounds. Here 13 more things about him:
- He lives in Austin, Texas. Aside from Austin, he has lived in other parts of Texas including Travis.
- He previously lived in San Francisco, California, USA and in Portland, Oregon, USA.
- He grew up on a farm outside Austin.
- In 2015, he finished first in Red Hook Crit in Milan, Italy and finished third in road race in the National Amateur Road Championships.
- In 2016, he finished third in the Red Hook Crit competitions in Brooklyn, New York, USA, in London, England and in Barcelona, Spain.
- In 2017, he finished first in Gravel Worlds in Nebraska, USA.
- In 2018, he finished first in Gravel Worlds and finished second in the Tour of America’s Dairyland.
- In 2019, he finished first in Dirty Kanza in Kansas, USA and The Rift Gravel Race in Iceland. In the same year, he and Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, then 31, started dating and lived together.
- In 2020, he finished second in Mid-South Gravel in Oklahoma, USA.
- In 2021, he finished second at the Gravel World Championships in Nebraska. In October 2021, he and Armstrong took a break from their relationship for a week. During that week, he had a relationship with competitive gravel and mountain bike racer Anna Moriah “Mo” Wilson, then 24, of Vermont, USA. He reconciled with Armstrong and resumed his relationship with Armstrong after his relationship with Wilson ended.
- Between December 2021 and January 2022, he purchased two firearms, one for himself and one for Armstrong.
- On May 11, 2022, he met Wilson to go swimming in Austin. Later that day, she was found dead in an apartment in Austin. She was allegedly fatally shot by Armstrong, who went missing on May 13, 2022.
- He was 35 years old when Wilson was fatally shot on May 11, 2022. On May 12, 2022, he told Austin Police Department officers that he was helping Wilson with obtaining new sponsors. On May 21, 2022, Specialized terminated its contract agreement with him, ending his job as a sponsored athlete for the brand.