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Women’s Cycling Profiles: Rosalia Ortiz

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Date of Birth: 20th March 1999
Nationality: Spanish
Team: Servetto-Piumate-Beltrami TSA
Former Teams: None
Career Achievements:
15th – National Championships U23 TT (2019)
27th – National Championships TT (2019)
28th – National Championships TT (2018)
31st – Stage Tour of Zhoushan Island (2018)

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

I learned to ride a bike just by watching my sister and my father do it. I was 3 years old and fell after doing a single descent with a bike bigger than me????

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

When I was 7 years old I decided that my parents would let me compete. I went to the Festibike, a fair for cycling equipment samples and fell in love with my first bike. A blue, grey and black BH, had wheels 600 and was the replica of a larger one.

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

I always remember who I am, where I am and where I want to go. And I don’t give up until I hit the target.

What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?

I love training in my second house, which is in Asturias, there I have the perfect combination between the mountains and sea…

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

When I think I lose the illusion and training, I remember why I started and I just enjoy the little great things that cycling and my bike give me.

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

I would like to take part in a Giro Rosa or the Tour of Flanders.

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