An interview with pro cyclist Bridie O’Donnell

I was lucky enough to catch-up with female pro cyclist Bridie O’Donnell via email from her base in Varese, Italy this week. She is a member of the Top Girls Fassa Bortolo women’s pro cycling team. Here’s what she had to say…. Q. I read that you didn’t become a professional cyclist until you were 35, after you had worked full time as a doctor. Why did you make the career change? I never considered myself to be an athlete when I was young, although I was active. It wasn’t until my early 20s when I started racing Olympic distance triathlon,

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GreenEdge women’s team finally gets a mention

It’s great to see the GreenEdge Women’s team getting a mention in cycling news. Thanks to professional cyclist Bridie O’Donnell for bringing it to our attention via Twitter @Bridie_OD. In short the article reaffirms GreenEdge’s commitment to the women’s team. Read the full article on cyclingnews.com. It would be great to see more of this type of news coming through the mainstream.

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The low profile of women’s professional cycling

I’m a little ashamed to admit that I’m a keen follower of the top echelons of professional cycling but my knowledge of the peleton is completely focused on men. I know only a few names of the professional women like Rochelle Gilmore, Bridie O’Donnell, Tiffany Cromwell, Josephine Tomic, Anna Meares and that’s about it. However, I could recite for you a long list of Australian men who ride professionally in Europe and many of their key international rivals as well. The main reason behind this deficit in my knowledge is the low profile that women’s professional cycling has in this

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