I'm an all-rounder, but my biggest strength is my climbing ability.
What is your biggest achievement?
I've won some races and had many podium places in my career thus far, but my podium at Giro Rosa in 2018 was a dream come true.
What is your biggest non-cycling achievement?
Recovering from a very serious head injury in my final year at school (the doctors said I would never finish school) and going on to complete a degree in Chemical Engineering.
Do you have another job outside of racing?
I'm a qualified Chemical Engineer pursuing a career as a professional cyclist. I've been cycling full time since turning pro after I completed my studies at the end of 2009. This year I started a business together with my family, we have a country B&B and cycling tourism business in Banyoles, Girona, Spain.
What is your professional goal for 2020?
To grow as a person and cyclist. To win a World Tour race and to enjoy a successful season with my new team.
What do you love about cycling?
When I ride my bike I feel happy, I feel strong, I feel free ... I love exploring the world by bike and meeting new people along the way.
Why do you love riding for Liv?
I love that Liv is a purpose-driven brand. As a purpose-driven athlete, I feel a great connection with the Liv brand and I hope to help Liv achieve their ambition of inspiring more women to ride bikes.
What is your favorite place to travel?
Since I live in Europe now, I love traveling back home to South Africa to enjoy my beautiful home country.
What is your favorite food?
I enjoy eating wholesome foods from all different parts of the world. I don't like fast food at all.
Who is(are) your favorite riding partner(s)?
My favourite riding partner is my husband, Carl.
"When I'm not riding my bike, I'm ______!"
... finding ways to move women's cycling forward!
What are the top 3 things on your "bucket list"?
I don't have a bucket list. I like to live in the moment ... I find that brings me the most happiness and contentment.
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