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Women’s Cycling Profiles: Sarah Inghelbrecht

Sarah Inghelbrecht
Sarah Inghelbrecht (2)

Date of Birth: 1st October 1992
Nationality: Belgian
Team: Charente-Maritime
Former Teams: Doltcini-Van Eyck/Lares-Waowdeals
Career Achievements:
4th Stage Tour of Thailand (2019)
6th Tour of Guangxi Challenge (2017)
7th GP de Fourmies (2019), GP San Luis (2016), GC Tour of Eftalia (2018)
10th Veenendaal Veenendaal (2018), GC Tour of Thailand (2019)

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

I guess my parents when I was 2-3 years old.

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

It was a blue and yellow steel bike, with shifters at the frame. I borrowed it from the local club before receiving my first second-hand alu bike for my solemn communion. A yellow/grey/red Massi with yellow Spinergy wheels.

Sarah Inghelbrecht

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

I don’t remember. Probably when I finished uni and started life as a pro, coached by my boyfriend. And suck his wheel every day.

What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?

Home! Which is a mix of Ardennes, Dutch Hills and Eifel region.

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

I was a perfectionist and blindly followed my training schedules. My training sessions sometimes became ‘tasks’. I learned to be more relaxed about numbers, and to listen more to my body. I’m more relaxed now, adapt training to how I feel and enjoy it!

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

Travelling, a lot of travelling. It doesn’t matter where. But discovering the world on a bike is great!

Thanks for reading about Sarah Inghelbrecht – more Women’s Cycling Profiles can be found here