Christian Vande Velde Joins Keynote Speaker Line Up At 2nd Annual Richmond Endurance Athlete Symposium and Expo, Tidewater Physical Therapy Announces

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American professional road racing cyclist and two-time Olympian, Christian Vande Velde, confirmed as keynote speaker for the Jan. 24, 2015 event in Richmond, Va. Registration for attendees now open.

Tidewater Physical Therapy and its Tidewater Performance Centers are pleased to announce that Christian Vande Velde has joined the lineup of keynote speakers for its 2nd Annual Richmond Endurance Athlete Symposium and Expo on Jan. 24, 2015. Vande Velde will speak on “Life in the Pro Peloton” and take questions from the audience.

The American professional road racing cyclist and two-time Olympian joins an already seasoned roster of keynote speakers, who will take to the stage at the Richmond Westin to motivate, educate and inspire the more than 500 attendees expected to attend.

Joining Vande Velde are Hunter Allen, a top expert in coaching endurance athletes using power meters and former professional cyclist; Andy Potts, who competed on the US Olympic Triathlon Team in 2004, won the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in 2007 and is the 6 time winner of Escape from Alcatraz; and Bob Seebohar, a nationally recognized High Performance Triathlon Coach who currently consults as a sport dietician for the US Sailing and the USA Triathlon National Teams.

Cost to attend the event, which includes lunch is $30 for students, $45 for military members, $75 for USA Triathlon (USAT) Coaches and $50 for adults. Prices increase on January 10, 2015.

Five Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits are available for USAT Coaches who attend. Type II CEUs are available for physical therapists who attend. Certificate of Attendance will be available.

Proceeds from this event will benefit The Richmond 2015 Project and The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV).


Husband, father and cyclist, Vande Velde has experienced worldwide success throughout his cycling career.

After winning five national track championships and the World Cup overall in the Individual Pursuit in 1997, Vande Velde became a professional cyclist in 1998. He is an American professional road-racing cyclist and two-time Olympian, who also took first place over all in the 2006 Tour of Luxembourg and road for the USPS Team in 1999 and 2001. Now retired, Vande Velde is an analyst for NBC cycling.

The Richmond Endurance Athlete Symposium and Expo is a day of motivation and education on January 24, 2015 at The Westin in Richmond.

Sponsored by Tidewater Physical Therapy and Tidewater Performance to benefit Richmond 2015 and the Brain Injury Association of Virginia.


Founded in 1986, Tidewater Physical Therapy remains a physical therapist-owned, independent, outpatient physical therapy practice, with 33 clinics, aquatic therapy centers and three Performance Centers located throughout Southeast and Central Virginia.

For more information about Tidewater Physical Therapy, visit Learn more about the Tidewater Performance Centers at

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Stephanie Heinatz
Tidewater Physical Therapy, Inc.
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