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Mara Abbott

About Mara Abbott

Professional cyclist for the Wiggle High5 team who rose to fame after becoming the first ever American to win the Giro Donne Grand Tour of women s bicycle racing. She also placed fifth in the USA National Championship Women s Road Race.

Early life

She graduated from Whitman with a degree in economics. She was a competitive swimmer for Whitman College before taking up cycling. She won two straight National College Cycling Association Division II championships.


She won back to back championships in the Mount Evans Hill Climb in 2005 and 2006.

Family of Mara Abbott

She was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado.

Close associates of Mara Abbott

She beat out former champions Kristin Armstrong and Amber Neben in the National Cycling Championships in 2007.

Lizzie Deignan

About Lizzie Deignan

Formerly known as Lizzie Armitstead, she is an English track and road racing cyclist who won five medals at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships.

Early life

She graduated from the British Cycling s Olympic Podium Programme.


She won the silver medal in the road race at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Family of Lizzie Deignan

Her parents raised her in the market town of Otley in West Yorkshire. She married Philip Deignan in 2016.

Close associates of Lizzie Deignan

She and Gary Fisher both competed as professional cyclists.

Kathy Watt

About Kathy Watt

Professional cyclist who won gold and silver medals at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Early life

She was a marathon runner.


She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Melbourne, with a major in physiology and pathology.

Family of Kathy Watt

Her father is the famous Australian marathon runner Geoff Watt.

Close associates of Kathy Watt

She is a famous Australian female athlete like surfer Stephanie Gilmore.

Kristin Armstrong

About Kristin Armstrong

Professional cyclist who was the winner of the gold medal for women s inspanidual time trial in both the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Early life

She was a junior Olympian in swimming.


She was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips in 2001 thus ending her triathlon career and leading her to focus exclusively on cycling.

Family of Kristin Armstrong

She gave birth to her first son Lucas William Savola on September 15, 2010.

Close associates of Kristin Armstrong

She shares a name with Lance Armstrong s ex-wife and is often confused with her.

Judith Arndt

About Judith Arndt

Professional German cyclist who won the silver medal in the time trial at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Early life

She was born in Königs Wusterhausen, Germany.


She won a bronze medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics when she was only twenty years old.

Family of Judith Arndt

She dated fellow German cyclist Petra Rossner.

Close associates of Judith Arndt

She competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics along with Michael Phelps.