Evie Richards has everything to reach world dominance in cycling. The UK athlete combines cross-country mountain biking and cyclocross - with great success! In CX, her biggest success was winning the incredibly demanding World Cup in Namur, Belgium in 2017 and taking second place at the muddy World Cup in Iowa City in 2018. She also won the U23 World Championships title in 2016 and again in 2018. In her last year in the U23 category Evie won the UCI World Cup XC in Snowshoe.

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United Kingdom
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Which skill/talent do you have that people don’t know about?

I love singing and when I am home, I sing 24/7 with my younger sister. I can't say it's a talent as I am very bad at it, but the confidence is there!

What is your favorite pre-race food?

Rice pudding with maple syrup. I have this before every race, low in fiber, high in carbs so it’s perfect.

If you were an animal, you would be…

A blue-footed booby bird. It has the grooviest bright blue feet and lives on the Galapagos Islands, so would be away from humans. Birds see amazing views, they can go from the top of a mountain one day to feeding in the sea the next, so you wouldn't be bored!

What is your best memory on the bike?

Thinking I wasn't going to be able to race in Namur 2017 due to an injured knee, at the last minute lining up to the start line, and then winning it in front of all my family. I didn't even think I would finish the race, so winning was just on another level. My confidence was really low at the time and I had been going through a really hard time, so it just gave me this amazing lift and I just remember all my family crying with happiness!