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Cycling’s triple threat

Cycling’s triple threat

Swiss Jolanda Neff celebrates as she crosses the finish line to win the women elite race of the GP Sven Nys, the sixth stage in the DVV Trophy Cyclocross competition, Tuesday 01 January 2019 in Baal, Belgium. BELGA PHOTO DAVID STOCKMAN

At only 26 years old, Jolanda Neff has already achieved a somewhat mythical reputation in the cycling world

At only 26 years old, Jolanda Neff has already achieved a somewhat mythical reputation. In a sport that encourages athletes to be laser-focused on a single, solitary discipline, Jolanda is a unicorn. 

Racing at a professional level in one sport is a massive accomplishment, but to do it in three different genres? Well, that’s almost unthinkable. 

On this installment of Better with Bikes, we sit down with the former World Champion, European Champion and multiple-time World Cup winner to discuss the challenges and magical moments that come from racing a professional road, mountain and cyclocross schedule. 

On the cycling front, you’ll hear about how Jolanda got her start in the sport, why she’s surprised to find herself in a professional career, and the differences between the three disciplines she races.

We’ll also cover her growing acting portfolio, how she ended up a Tennessee state champion, and settle the “Swiss vs. Belgian chocolate” debate once and for all. 

We hope you enjoy listening to our chat with Jolanda — there truly is some “Gold” in this episode.

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