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Chad Gerlach Back in Rehab

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Local Sacramento comeback cyclist Chad Gerlach has been stirring up a great deal of attention in the media. Chad was doing very well after his five-year stint on the streets of Sacramento with drugs and alcohol. He cleaned up his act after appearing on A&E’s Intervention. He has been tearing it up on the cycling scene since his comeback, even finishing 5th behind his old rival Lance Armstrong at the Nevada City Classic. After the Lodi, California Criterium, Gerlach was nowhere to be found – unless you looked in the streets of Sacramento. After six weeks on the streets, Chad made a call and said that he was holding his newborn daughter, and that he was ready to go into treatment and continue his comeback. Christian Fanini, manager and president of Chad’s latest team, Amore Vita, has said that the doors…

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Pro Cyclist Chad Gerlach: Losing the Fight with Addiction

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Former professional U.S. Postal Service cyclist Chad Gerlach has recently relapsed. The cyclist gained popularity for his appearance on A&E’s “Intervention” for a 5-year addiction he had to crack-cocaine and alcohol.

Gerlach spent several years panhandling the downtown Sacramento area streets, where he resided as a homeless for several years prior to his appearance on A&E’s “Intervention”. The transition from pro cyclist to homeless crack addict sparked after being booted off the U.S. Postal Service team for issues involving Gerlach and a team member, Lance Armstrong.

With a support base of family, friends, and TV network A&E, Gerlach rebounded from his addiction and went on to sign with the Amore&Vita pro cycling team. A recovered Gerlach caught the attention of many cycling enthusiast with his successful return to the saddle. Fans were inspired by his saga and began comparing it to Lance Armstrong’s battle with cancer. A new Gerlach emerged.

Tragically, in early…

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