pinit fg en rect gray 20   Pro Cyclist Chad Gerlach: Losing the Fight with Addiction

chad gerlach losing the fight with addiction3   Pro Cyclist Chad Gerlach: Losing the Fight with Addiction

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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