Elite-level racing at last weekend’s Trek CX Cup kicked off with a special event in the Helen100 Junior Women’s race with payouts equal to those given to the Junior Men’s UCI category.
Twenty-five women lined up for the chance to race against their peers and put on a show for Helen herself, Helen Wyman.
One young woman who is quickly gaining a rep for putting on a show is Texas’ Bridget Tooley (Easton – Giant p/b Transitions LifeCare). Tooley has already drawn some 👀 for her videos popping nose wheelies and hopping 40cm barriers.
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Tooley brought her air show to Waterloo, hopping the barriers and getting a solo gap to take the win.
We chatted with Tooley after the race and also asked the eponymous Helen Wyman about the Helen 100 race. You can listen to the interviews below.
Interview: Bridget Tooley, 2019 Trek CX Cup Helen100 Winner
Interview: Helen Wyman, 2019 Trek CX Cup Helen100