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Kristen Faulkner uses track training for ‘intense year’ aimed at Olympic Games

Riding for Team USA, Kristen Faulkner won the women

Kristen Faulkner has taken several leaps of faith over the years, notably from investment banking to bike racing, and 2024 marks another meaningful manoeuvre before mixing it up in the women’s peloton. In February the US rider will make her racing debut with EF Education-Cannondale in Europe, in what she sees as ‘a really intense year’ with the Paris Olympic Games looming in late summer. 

The Alaska native took one of those leaps of faith in 2020 when she invested herself full time into pro cycling with Team Tibco-SVB. It paid dividends, where she won two stages at the Giro d’Italia Donne and was sixth in the ITT at Road World Championships in Wollongong in 2022, her first year on the Women’s WorldTour level at Jayco AlUla. 

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