Ruth Winder began her pro racing career with UnitedHealthcare in 2014 but left the road and returned to the USA track team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. When Ruth was not selected to race the team pursuit final that battled for Olympic gold against 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. These results caught the attention of Team Sunweb and she made the move to Europe in 2018 before joining Trek-Segafredo in 2019. Ruth started 2020 with a stage win and overall victory in the Santos Tour Down Under putting her on track for perhaps her best year until the pandemic derailed the season. Ruth continues to wear the coveted stars and stripes jersey she won in 2019, perhaps the only silver lining to the canceled 2020 US National Championships.

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If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

A dog, so loyal and if you mess with my people I will bite you.

What is your favorite family tradition?

Christmas Cake! My mum makes the best traditional fruit cake for the holidays.

If you could borrow one cycling aptitude from any of your Trek-Segafredo teammates what would it be and from whom?

Elisa has a fantastic memory and mine is quite terrible.

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.)