Great Women Riders - Alison Sydor

Courtesy of Pedal Mag

Courtesy of Pedal Mag

Today was another day off the bike due to weather (although I can’t complain since I got 2 rides in yesterday) so I decided to pick one of my favourite women mountain bikers to highlight. She’s doing quite well in cyclocross at the moment so the name should sound familiar, Alison Sydor. I picked Alison first since she’s from BC and was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame in 2007 and the BC Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.

Alison started her mountain biking racing career in 1991 and has won numerous medals since then, some of which are listed here and include winning silver at the 1996 Olympics and 3 gold medals at the World Championships (1994, 1995 & 1996).

Most recently, Alison Sydor and Lea Davison came in second in the team of 2 open women at the BC Bike Race and she came in first with Daniel Gathof at the TransAlps Challenge. She’s currently racing in the cyclocross circuit, her first year for doing the full cyclocross season, and just won the Canadian Cyclocross National Championship in Edmonton, AB. Her next race is Oct 24 in Louisville, KY for the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross Derby City Cup.

Alison Sydor is such an influential woman in mountain biking is no wonder she’s one of my favourites. Plus she always has time for the media and uses it to promote the sport and encourage more women to join.

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One Response to “Great Women Riders - Alison Sydor”

  1. Justin says:

    I remember first hearing about her at the Cactus Cup back in like 1994 or so. She rocked!

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