ANDREA DVORAK, LEAGUE DIRECTOR
Andrea has been working as the Virginia League Director since the fall of 2015. Andrea is a former professional road cyclist. Before beginning her professional cycling career in 2006, Dvorak earned degrees in Spanish and Biology from the University of Virginia; she went on to graduate from U.Va. Law School and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association in 2006. While at U.Va., Dvorak ran cross-country, competed in triathlon, and raced for the cycling team. In 2001, she won the collegiate triathlon national championships and regularly finished on the podium at collegiate nationals in cycling. As a professional cyclist, Dvorak has had a decorated career that includes making the United States Olympic Long Team, winning a stage of the women’s Tour de France, competing in World Championships, finishing second place in the 2011 US National Road Race Championship. Additionally, she won the Queen of the Mountains jersey at Redlands Classic, Tour of the Gila, Cascade Classic, and San Dimas Stage Race in 2011. On the mountain bike, she won the Shenandoah 100 in 2016 in 8:26. Dvorak retired after competing in the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Richmond, Virginia and switched gears to director the Virginia League.
PETER HUFNAGEL, LEAGUE FOUNDER & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Peter Hufnagel is the Dean of Faculty and Director of Special Programs at Miller School of Albemarle. He is the founder and director of the Virginia High School Mountain Bike Series, Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Program, and NICA Virginia High School Cycling League. Hufnagel earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Virginia. While at UVA, Peter raced for the cycling team, and in 2005 he won both the ACC Cycling Road Race Championship and the ACC Team Time Trial Championship. Since graduating, he has continued to pursue both academics and athletics. He has had essays published in Studies in the Novel, Forum for World Literature, Norton Critical Edition of The Time Machine and,Olympics and Philosophy. In addition, he has lectured on John Milton at Purdue University, Shakespeare at the Jepson School of Leadership, and Dante at University of Virginia. While teaching at the Miller School, he has continued to pursue road cycling, mountain biking, and triathlon at an elite level. In 2007, he raced as a guest rider for the professional cycling team Colavita/ Sutter Home in the NRC stage race, Tour of Virginia. Over the past seven years, Peter has been instrumental in the growth of junior road and mountain biking in Virginia.
JOE HOSKINS, CHIEF COURS MARSHALL
Joe Hoskins is the current Head Coach of the Cutaway Girls Mountain Bike Team. Joe has been actively involved in junior development cycling projects since 2012 when he co-founded the Cutaway Girls and Boys mountain bike teams. In 2014, Joe was a founding member of the NICA Virginia Interscholastic Cycling League. He is a certified NICA coach and works as the League's Chief Course Marshall. Additionally, Joe is a member of the Miller School of Albemarle Endurance Team Advisory Board where he has assisted in the development of MSA's extensive network of mountain bike trails. Joe is a master woodworker; he has used his skills to design and build a portable mountain bike skills park, which has allowed young riders to learn skills and build confidence in a safe and controlled environment. An avid mountain bike racer, Joe has an impressive list of racing accomplishments in XC and ultra-endurance events. He is currently training for the world's hardest mountain bike race, Ride the Divide.
ANDY GUPTILL, CHIEF COURSE SETTER
Andy Guptill has been teaching and coaching at Miller School of Albemarle since 2011. Before joining the MSA faculty, Guptill earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado where he raced on the school’s powerhouse mountain bike and road cycling teams. During his senior year, Guptill had a breakthrough season during which he finished 5th in a stage of the Tour of Gila and was the top U-23 rider at Redlands Classic. Upon graduation, he signed a professional road contract and began racing full-time in events around the world. During his career, he competed in the world’s premiere UCI stage races, including Tour of California, Tour of Georgia, Tour of Utah, and Tour of Missouri, where he finished 11th place and won the Most-Aggressive-Rider jersey in 2009. In addition, he helped Jamis-Sutter Home win the NRC as a support rider for JJ and Sebastian Haedo. As Director of the MSA cycling program, he applies his years of professional experience to working with beginner to elite-level junior cyclists and enjoys teaching them the skills needed to maximize their potential while keeping the sport fun and a lifelong endeavor. He lives in Charlottesville with his wife and three children.