Ruth Winder began her pro racing career with UnitedHealthcare in 2014 and returned to the track with the USA Rio Olympic team in 2016. 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. Ruth 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 made her move to Trek-Segafredo last year, winning three races, the most memorable a thrilling and gutsy victory in her National Championships as she soloed to her first National title.   Ruth started 2020 with a stage win and overall victory in the Santos Tour Down Under, putting her on track for perhaps her best season yet.

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What was the biggest obstacle you have overcome?

Leaving my dog at home. I have a boyfriend I leave at home for 6 months of the year while I'm traveling on the road, but let's be honest: It's all about the puppy cuddles!

What’s your secret talent that no one knows about?

I like to talk about myself way too much to have any secrets.

Who inspires you? Why?

My 3 sisters constantly. They are all strong, independent women. It's really inspiring to see them achieve so much in their lives and it makes me want to do them proud with how I live mine.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

I love my Bontrager saddle and lights. (I assume that just saying my Emonda is too boring. But that was honestly my first thought.)