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Women’s Cycling Profiles: Jelena Erić

Date of Birth: 15th January 1996
Nationality: Serbian
Team: Movistar
Former Teams: Ale Cipollini, Cylance Pro Cycling, BTC City Ljubljana
Career Achievements:
1st – 4x National Championships Road Race (2014, 2016-2019), 4x National Championships TT (2014, 2016-2019), Stage BeNe Ladies Tour (2019)
2nd – National Championships Road Race (2012), Stage Vuelta a Costa Rica (2015), Stage Vuelta a Burgos (2019)
3rd – GP de Dottignies (2017)
4th – Tour of Guangxi World Challenge (2017)
6th – GC Tour of Zhoushan Island (2017)

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

I learned to ride by my self, I had a mechanic take off the auxiliary wheels [stabilisers] without my parents knowing when I was around 4-5 years old.

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

First proper bike I had was Fuji, white and black.

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

The first thing that changed a lot in my performance was getting a saddle that fits me well.

What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?

My favourite place to ride is at my hometown, routes through the mountains of Goč and Kopaonik will always be my favourite.

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

I enjoy nature when I am riding so its always good to use that when planning the routes when the days are less energetic.

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

I would love to participate again in big Mountain bike events.

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