Hailing from Australia, charismatic Tiffany Cromwell of the Canyon//SRAM team is one of the best-known stars of professional women’s cycling. With the strapline “Ride to advance, race to inspire, break away to challenge”, Canyon//SRAM is a team that’s looking to shake things up in the pro peloton.
Cromwell, 27, took over the BikeRadar Instagram account earlier this week for International Women’s Day 2016. Along the way she gave us an insight into the life of a pro cyclist, from the food she eats to the training she does – and of course downtime with the team. Let’s take a look…
So how does one of the most exciting riders of her generation fuel the engine? Cromwell starts her days with Bircher muesli, and will eat similar food on training and race days – it’s the amount that varies depending on the training she is doing, she says.
One reader asked what tips Cromwell had for getting more women into cycling. “I think it’s important to have good company,” was her response. “Find other women who also want to get out on the bike and turn it into a social occasion. If you’re afraid of being on the open road, start in a closed environment such as on the track, around a criterium circuit or park.
Getting kitted out
Rest and recovery
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