Alison
Jackson

Residence
Alberta, Canada
Age
31
Nickname
AJ
Hobbies
Dance, yoga, knitting
Favourite Food
Bison steak
Favourite TV show
This Is Us
Favourite race
Women's Tour
Favourite holiday destination
Somewhere remote in the woods, escaping the city

Ambitious and driven, Alison is excited to make the next step in her career as she joins Team Sunweb’s Women’s program for 2020.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing all of the things I can learn from the team with the experts here. I would love to personally win one race for the team, but I really want to see the team to do well. I think we have a group of riders that can win a lot of races.”

Alison took up the sport late, getting her first bike at the age of 19 after someone who was working for her parents left it at their house. At university she had a scholarship for athletics but also trained with swimmers and cyclists and thought about pursuing a career in Ironman. However, after entering and winning a few bike races she was soon offered a development spot on a team and hasn’t looked back since.

“Teammates are so important in cycling; I really believe it is important for me to do a good job for them and for it to be the same if I get my own opportunities too. The feeling you get when you have given your all and been a difference maker in your teammate winning is really powerful.”

Alison Jackson | Team Sunweb
Alison Jackson | Team Sunweb
Alison Jackson | Team Sunweb
Alison Jackson | Team Sunweb

Seeing herself as a classics style rider who has a good sprint after a tough day in the saddle, Alison loves the tactical side of the sport.

I also really like the game of cycling; it is not necessarily the strongest rider that wins but the tactics play a big part. You can go to the same race each year, but it will always be slightly different because of the characters and tactics involved.”

An infectious and bubbly character, Alison enjoys spending her time in Canada helping on her family’s large-scale grain farm, where they also rear bison. While not on the farm, Alison enjoys escaping into the wilderness with her husband, living out the back of a van and enjoying the nature.

Results

2019
1 White Spot / Delta Road Race WE
1 Women's Tour of Scotland Stage 2
2 Tour of Guangxi Women's WorldTour
2 Women's Tour of Scotland Points Classification
2 Women's Tour of Scotland
3 Womens Herald Sun Tour Mountains Classification
3 ASDA Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race Stage 1
3 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Points Classification
4 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 1
4 Women's Tour of Scotland Stage 3
2018
2 Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau
3 Lotto Belgium Tour Mountains Classification
3 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche Stage 1
4 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche Stage 2
4 Lotto Belgium Tour Prologue
4 Lotto Belgium Tour Stage 3
4 National Championships Canada WE Road Race
5 Winston Salem Cycling Classic (WE)
5 National Championships Canada WE ITT
5 Lotto Belgium Tour Stage 1
2017
1 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Team Time Trial
2 Internationale LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour Stage 6
3 National Championships Canada WE Road Race
3 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche Stage 4
6 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche Stage 1
6 Internationale LOTTO Thüringen Ladies Tour Stage 3
6 Ladies Tour of Norway Mountains Classification
7 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Stage 7
7 Tour of Chongming Island Stage 1
7 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 3