It gives me freedom and I really enjoy the nature and fresh air.
When did you first realize you loved cycling?
Since I first sat on a three-wheeled bike. I fell in love with cycling at the first sight.
Is there a woman in your life who has played an important role in your cycling journey?
Sonja Traxel. She was a former junior World Champion in my home club when I was a small girl. I admired her so much and I wanted to be as good as she was.
What do you wish you knew when you were starting out as a cyclist?
I grew up in a cycling family, so I had the big advantage of having experts at home since the beginning.
Who inspires you?
My brother, Reto. He was a professional athlete himself and could manage family on the side and he showed me everything important.
What does the future of cycling look like to you?
The future looks bright and a lot of women are getting passionate as well. I hope even more girls will ride and that the media will be interested as well.
How do you hope to have an impact on the next generation of cyclists?
I hope to be a role model showing that cycling can be so much fun, hard work, and passion all together. I try to stay focused and do the (hard) work but I never forget to take it as an adventure and there is always time for coffee and cake.
What have been the biggest barriers for you so far in your cycling journey, and how have you navigated/ overcome them? Did you have help? And what advice would you give others facing similar challenges?
I did an apprenticeship and had to learn a lot for school. But I had good time management that helped me do both. My advice is to never give up and always try to improve and keep going.