Ruth Winder began racing when she was 15. She joined UnitedHealthcare in 2014 and in 2016 returned to the track and made the US Rio Olympic team. When Ruth was not selected to race the team pursuit final that battled for Olympic gold with Great Britain, she turned her disappointment into a breakthrough 2017 road season. She won two of the most prominent American stage races and claimed two stages and the overall in the Czech Republic’s Tour de Feminin. She also finished second in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, and second overall in the Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour. She joined Team Sunweb in 2018 and she rose to the new challenge by capturing her most significant victory to date: winning stage five in the Giro d'Italia and with it donning the coveted maglia rosa.  

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United States
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Questions /

What would you be if you were not a cyclist?

I always thought I’d like to work at Pixar (Animation Studios) when I was young.

Name something special you take with you when you go to a race.

My whiskey flask.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would that be?

Nothing. I like me. :)