Who We Are
Our Mission is to Redefine Cycling for every audience:
The Fans, the Media, the Sponsors and the Stakeholders.
World Cycling Limited is a team of sports, media, entertainment and technology professionals who have come together to redefine the legendary sport of track cycling. By analyzing the assets and shortcomings of existing cycling competitions as well as other sports and leagues, we’ve created the ideal format of legitimate racing coupled with unique facilities, fan-centric entertainment, scalable media opportunities, innovative technology, event-to-event and season-to-season continuity.
We hold these values through all our business
- Quality of Performance
- Legitimacy of Sport
- Engagement with a Global Audience
- Leading Edge Innovation
Rick has spent three decades as a business executive, entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. His diverse business career includes working in finance at Morgan Guarantee Trust; running scrap steel, shipping and oil refining businesses in Barbados, Turks & Caicos, Belize and Costa Rica; and running an international trade and investment development program in Yemen, Guatemala and Panama. Throughout his career he has been an advisor and private equity investor in a variety of businesses including bio fuels, high tech irrigation systems, internet media, entertainment and sports. He is president of MFUNd, Inc., a family foundation devoted to the task of creating a healthier and less toxic world through the support of sustainable food systems. Rick’s passion for cycling includes investment in LeMond Bicycles and a significant commitment of time and resources to advance cycling in the United States through track racing and the development of indoor velodromes. He is a founder and principal of IDG Development, developers of the National Sports and Events Center in Coatesville, PA and is helping form a development team to plan, construct and manage New England’s first indoor velodrome and multi-use sports and entertainment facility in Windsor, CT. He is the initial financial backer of WCL and the TeamTrak Cycling League and serves on the board of directors of the Velodrome Development Foundation, a non-profit foundation dedicated to advancing the development of indoor velodromes. Rick is a graduate of Yale University and a lifelong cyclist.
Chief Executive Officer
Responsible for overseeing all facets of WCL and the TeamTrak Cycling League, from overall vision to event planning, marketing and implementation, Dave has over 30 years of experience creating, developing and managing high profile event properties in cycling. As one of the sport’s leading entrepreneurs, he has created and managed over 70 large scale events throughout the U.S., including securing over $50 million in corporate sponsorships from companies including Citibank, CoreStates Financial Corp, BMC Software, Kmart, T-Mobile, TD Bank, United States Postal Service and others; negotiating media relationships with ABC, Comcast, ESPN, OLN and others; and creating public/private partnerships with major cities including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco. He was instrumental in developing an elite competition and grass roots program that helped establish Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County Velodrome as the best outdoor velodrome in the United States. For 28 years, he ran the nation’s top-ranked professional cycling race on the international cycling calendar in Philadelphia. From 1998 to 2000, Dave was a group director for Octagon, one of the world’s largest sports marketing agencies. He is a former Olympic cyclist (1968, 1972) and inductee into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame (1998) and the Lehigh County Velodrome Hall of Fame (2005).
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Dutt has been successfully building socially and environmentally responsible companies from early stages for the past twenty years. Most recently, as President & COO of Legit Fish, Kevin oversaw a revolutionary data analytics company, which was leading the industry in supply chain transparency. Prior to his work with Legit Fish, Kevin had worked in a variety of ventures including solar products (BigBelly), electric vehicles (eGo Vehicles), stormwater smart grid technologies (RainBank), and anaerobic site development (Demeter Bioenergy). Kevin also managed an impact investment fund (Boston Impact Fund) focused on underserved communities in the Greater Boston Area, where he led a team that invested in businesses where typical venture resources and access of funding were scarce. Prior to his working with early-stage companies, Kevin spent the early part of his career working for major companies (Bayer, International Paper, and Tyco) in the areas of product commercialization, operations management, and strategy. Kevin holds an MBA in Operations & Quantitative Methods from Boston University and a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University. He is based in Boston and is a former category 1 elite road cyclist.
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETES AND COMPETITION
Michael has been involved in cycling for 22 years as an athlete, coach, and entrepreneur. He began racing at age 14 and achieved early success, collecting various state and national championship medals that earned him a spot on the USA Junior National Team for both road and track by age 17.
He attended Bucknell University for psychology and, after graduating, he founded Vitesse Sport Performance, a sport-science training company that specializes in coaching cyclists and endurance athletes using an advanced lactate testing protocol. Alongside running his company, Michael turned professional in 2011 for Swedish team, Cykelcity. His racing career allowed him to compete in 9 countries for 3 different international teams where he earned victories in Belgium and Sweden in addition to developing a reputation as one of the top Americans on the domestic circuit. Michael was instrumental in creating and implementing TeamTrak’s pilot event in 2016, which involved the recruitment of international male and female riders from 9 countries. Michael’s role with WCL also includes developing and implementing an innovative League scoring system, creating seasonal schedules and overseeing all things related to team development.
Gabby Roe is the President of Legends Growth Enterprises (LGE) and oversees all business within the LGE division. Gabby’s career spans more than 30 years with experience in the high-growth sports space including his roles as President of Beach Soccer Company (BSC), Executive Director of Major League Lacrosse (MLL), General Manager of AVP Pro Beach Volleyball (AVP) and President of ASA Entertainment. Gabby is also a recipient of the Sports Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 award. In 2012 Gabby created Maestroe Sports & Entertainment, which focused on the high growth sport space. Under his leadership, Maestroe became a trusted global expert in emerging sports representing nearly 20 high growth sports properties including TeamTrak, Pickleball, Spikeball, Cornhole, Breakdancing, Lacrosse, Beach Soccer, Skateboarding, Ultimate Frisbee, Rugby, BMX, Axe Throwing, Snowboarding, Street Soccer, Freestyle Motocross, Surfing, Mixed Martial Arts and more. Legends recently acquired Maestroe Sports & Entertainment, creating Legends Growth Enterprises. As an athlete, Gabby excelled as a nationally ranked wrestler in high school, lacrosse player at the University of Virginia and team member of the Philadelphia Wings professional indoor lacrosse team.
Brunner is founder and President of KOM Sports, a boutique sports marketing agency located in Colorado Springs and known for developing and managing new or one-time world-class sporting events in the cycling and Olympic world. His company most recently started America’s biggest one-day professional bike race, the Maryland Cycling Classic to big fanfare. He has been on the executive leadership teams for every major U.S. stage race the past 30 years. His company has been the marketing and communications agency for six World Championships in five sports. Brunner has worked six Olympic Games, the Winter X Games, eight World Championships, and was the CMO for the Goodwill Games in NYC. He has worked in senior executive marketing positions for both the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Turner Sports. His company has successful developed or refurbished 21 organizational and events brands over the past 17 years. KOM Sports was also the brand, marketing and communications agency for TeamTrak’s test event.
An attorney by training, Bob has enjoyed a lengthy and rewarding career in the sports, entertainment, and pubic-assembly facility management industries. As a long-term employee of ASM Global (formerly known as SMG) he has experienced varied aspects of the public-assembly facility business, including business administration, business development, management, operation, construction, legal, marketing, booking, programming, and more. While with ASM Global, Bob also served as GM of Reading, Pennsylvania’s 7,200-seat Santander Arena & Performing Arts Center as well as the former Philadelphia Spectrum, then home to the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers. Prior to joining ASM Global, Bob was President and COO of Centennial Management Group, Inc., where he developed, oversaw construction, and opened the 10,300-seat Maverik Center of West Valley City, Utah, and was instrumental in the site selection for the USANA Amphitheatre. Prior to that, Bob served as VP – Operations for Ogden Entertainment Services and was responsible for the coordination of activities for Ogden’s arena, stadium, and convention center management accounts in North America. Other prior positions include EVP – Entertainment Group at Madison Square Garden (responsible for booking and event production for the Garden, the Theatre at the Garden, and the Garden Rotunda); VP of Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena and Cobo Arena; and General Counsel to the National Hockey League’s Detroit Red Wings.
A veteran Sports, media and digital executive, Silva has built, grown and operated sports and entertainment media properties for the past 25 years including raising more than $250M for startups that he has operated. Silva launched and served as COO and President of NBCU‘s Universal Sports Network, and as Senior VP with AOL Time Warner. While at AOL he developed AOL Sports, News, and Money into top premier digital destinations. He served for four years as League President of the Professional Fighters League (PFL), and CEO of World Series of Fighting (WSOF). He led the turnaround at PFL with the creation of the first MMA League Format and subsequent rebrand following the sale of WSOF to new owners. In 2019, he became CEO of World Team Tennis (WTT) and led the effort to bring Pro Tennis back during the COVID pandemic by creating WTT’s successful 2020 “bubble” tournament at the Greenbriar, WV; developing expansion teams in Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando and partnering with CBS Sports, ESPN, and Tennis Channel to broadcast WTT to its largest audience in 45 years. Silva is currently the President of MDE Sports and Entertainment in Washington, DC. He holds a B.S. from Boston College and M.S. degree from George Washington University. As an athlete, Silva played Tennis on the pro satellite tour and has finished 11 Ironman races including 2 in Kona at the World Championships.