Tag archive for ‘genevieve whitson’

  • Rider Diary: Genevieve Whitson’s Off-Season Cyclocross Prep

    by Genevieve Whitson Preparing for the ’cross season: the calm before the storm … or so I thought. Over the last two months, I’ve been lucky enough to be a full-time athlete on the European roadie scene racing for a…

  • Cyclocross Worlds Rider Diary: Genevieve Whitson

    Whitson at Worlds.

    New Zealander Genevieve Whitson gives us her view on the race at Koksijde. by Genevieve Whitson Racing at Cyclocross Worlds now feels surreal … To have 50,000 drunk, ’cross obsessed Belgians cheering for us in rows five to six deep…

  • England Versus Scottish-Style Cyclocross Racing: a “Case Study”

    Cyclocross racing, Scottish-style. courtesy of Velo Club Moulin

    by Genevieve Whitson Eight weeks ago, I moved from the idyllic rolling countryside of Oxfordshire, England up to the wild, rugged terrain of Edinburgh, Scotland to try my luck at cyclocross racing in this bonny part of the world, and…

  • Women’s Wednesdays: The Women Of Cyclocross Speak Up

    Women: just as tough as men on the cyclocross course. © Cyclocross Magazine

    We’ve heard, in past Women’s Wednesday interviews, from women who’ve said that finding sponsor money is harder, the payouts aren’t nearly as lucrative and being taken seriously in the sport is more of a challenge. Today, we asked all types of women cyclists the questions, “what is the hardest part of being a woman cyclist? And what’s the best part?” Answered ranged from serious to humorous, and I was amazed at how many women had a lot to say about the cycling scene.

  • Women’s Wednesdays: Genevieve Whitson, New Zealand’s Answer To Women’s Cyclocross

    Genevieve Whitson battles mud and snow at Kalmthout. Photo Courtesy of Genevieve Whitson

    This racer from New Zealand hit the cyclocross circuit in 2009, racing primarily in Europe, though she hopes to come to the States this season. First a mountain biker, now Whitson is trying her luck on the road circuit with an eye toward cyclocross in the fall. She took some time out of a travel-heavy road season to chat with us, and was particularly interested in talking about what it means to be a woman in our sport. It’s a topic that we don’t often think about, and the purpose of this column is to highlight great women in the sport, but also to focus on how women are looked at and treated within the cyclocross and cycling world.

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