Name: Sara Penton Date of Birth – 15th November 1988 Nationality – Swedish 2020 Team – Drops Former Teams – Virtu Cycling, Lares-Waowdeals Career Achievements – 1st National Championships Road Race (2017) 3rd National Championships Road Race (2018) 5th World Championships TTT (2017), National Championships TT (2017), National Championships Road Race (2016), National Championships TT (2016) 6th National Championships Road Race (2019), World Championships TTT (2018), Crescent Vårgårda TTT (2017), Stage Festival Elsy Jacobs (2017), Stage Energiewacht Tour (2016) 8th Stage Tour of Uppsala (2019), National Championships TT (2018), Stage Women’s Tour (2017), Stage BeNe Ladies Tour (2015)
Who taught you how to ride a bike & how old were you?
It was a Cannondale Synapse (white and green) that I got from Cykloteket, the bike store I worked at. We were a few friends there who were doing a 300km sportive in 2011 – Vätternrundan. Fun fact, I was faster than all the guys!
What’s the most important piece of kit/advice that has helped boost your performance?
To believe in myself. When I do that anything is possible!
What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?
I love to ride around in the mountains, although I’m not a proper climber I love the scenery and environment.
What tips do you have to keep the love of cycling going amidst all the training?
Have fun and remember to celebrate! Be serious when needed, but don’t forget to enjoy the ride.
What experiences are still to do on your cycling ‘bucket list’?
Hmm, I just want to keep exploring new places with great people and enjoy where my bike takes me!
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Sara should be seen a lot more in UK races in 2020 after signing with British UCI team Drops.