“NorCal CyclingNews is committed to supporting both men and women’s peloton to promote bike racers in their journey to success! This is a very unique interview wherein we connect women’s peloton globally. Sharing experiences and information about women bike racers with the help of social media expands their fan base. Fans will be able to find out more about their life as a professional cyclist.
As a proud producer of NCCN’s Women’s Peloton shows, interviewing women professional cyclist around the globe is learning about the diversity of women racers out there. Women’s professional cycling is changing as we’ve seen over the last year. Recently, Women’s Cycling Association in the US was formed, there is a petition for a Tour de France for women in conjunction with the men, a documentary in the works and as recently most talked about women’s teams protest in the Giro Toscana for more safety in the race. Ashleigh and Starla have strong voices in the women’s peloton and will inspire others to pursue their passions.”
Ashleigh Moolman Pasio is a South African professional road bike racing for a European UCI team Lotto-Belisol Ladies team. She competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women’s road race, finishing 16th and in the women’s time trial finishing 24th. Ashleigh holds the South African National titles for both ITT (Individual Time Trial) and Road Race in two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013. She is a passionate biker racer and is becoming in icon in the professional cycling world along with Marianne Vos, Giorgia Bronzini and many others. Ashleigh is also honored in South Africa as “The most influential woman in sport.”
We are fortunate to have Ashleigh in this interview as she gives us insights of racing in Europe, challenges, world class training and nutrition, a glimpse of the World Championship road course which she will be participating representing South Africa. Ashleigh has a strong voice in the women’s peloton and we thank her for the opportunity to learn more about women’s professional cycling in Europe and South Africa.
Follow Ashleigh’s journey in living passionately!
Starla Teddergreen is a professional bike racer from Northern California racing for a very strong women’s team also from NorCal, Vanderkitten USA. She definitely is a “kick-ass” bike racer showing continuous progress every season. Starla’s bike racing achievements started even before she became a road bike racer.
In the interview, she gives us her unique competitive background as a bike messenger. She has traveled the world competing and continue to aspire to be a world class bike racer. Starla talks about her big achievement last year in a UCI race in El Salvador, challenges as a professional cyclist in the US and what’s ahead in the next season.
Follow Starla’s journey as she works towards becoming an international bike racer!
Check out Starla’s blog post on her adventures during her off season training in 2012!
Support Starla’s Business and help fund her in pursuit of her passion!
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