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Women’s Cycling Profiles: Julie Solvang

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Julie Meyer Solvang
Julie Meyer Solvang

Name: Julie Meyer Solvang
Date of Birth – 3rd September 1989
Nationality – Norwegian
Team – Hitec Products – Birk
Former Teams – Keukens Redant, Grimstad Mix
Career Achievements
4th National Championships Norway RR (2016)
9th GC Women’s Tour of Thailand (2018), National Championships Norway RR (2019), National Championships Norway TT (2019)

Who taught you how to ride a bike & how old were you?

Well, I guess I learnt to ride my bike at an early age, but it wasn’t until I was 22 years old I started to train on the bike as a was competing in triathlon for 4 years until I had to stop with triathlon due to injuries! Then I started on the road bike and Hitec signed me for 2018 and now also 2019! [and now 2020 too]

What was your first ‘proper’ road bike & what colour was it?

My first proper road bike was a blue Specialized Tarmac bike.

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What’s the most important piece of kit/advice that has helped boost your performance?

For me, the most important thing to keep me motivated is to also have fun and try new things/ roads during training! I also race some MTB races and do some training on paths in the forest to have fun!

What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?

My favourite routes are in the south of Norway or in the mountains in the middle of Norway where I come from!

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What tips do you have to keep the love of cycling going amidst all the training?

Here I like to train a lot on gravel! As long as I keep doing a lot of different training, and do a lot of local races when I’m not travelling with my team to keep up my motivation. I also like to run and go skiing during the season.

What experiences are still to do on your cycling ‘bucket list’?

I would really like to race Strade Bianche sometime, so that is a race I have never tried and would really like to do! I would also like to do the Giro Rosa some time too.

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