Anna
Henderson

Residence
Buckinghamshire, UK
Age
21
Nickname
Hendo
Hobbies
Seeing friends, going out
Favourite Food
Asian cuisine
Favourite TV show
Prison Break/Love Island
Favourite holiday destination
New York
Favourite race
Worlds in Yorkshire

Double U23 British national champion in 2019, Anna is a new addition to the team for 2020 and makes the step up to riding in the WorldTour after riding as a stagiaire at that level in the latter part of the season.

“I think the professional set up of the team stood out to me. I liked how the team raced together and they impressed me whenever I saw their races. They don’t have one big leader, and everyone is happy to work for each other depending on the type of race.”

Anna was a former ski racer and used a road bike for “fitness” but that was her extent of involvement in the sport. However, a leg break in 2015 encouraged her to head to the velodrome for the first time; instantly she was hooked.

“I wanted a track bike for Christmas that year – my mum was convinced it was just a phase. The shop my mum got it from said they would give it at cost price if I raced for them. At that point I didn’t really know what a bike race was, I had only heard of the Tour de France.”

Anna Henderson | Team Sunweb
Anna Henderson | Team Sunweb
Anna Henderson | Team Sunweb
Anna Henderson | Team Sunweb

The rest is history, and after competing in criteriums and junior races, Anna decided in 2016 to continue with cycling after being offered a spot on Team OnForm. Falling in love with the sport, Anna’s competitiveness shines through.

“I think winning is a big motivation for me. Whether it is my teammate or me; I’m happy either way, as long as we win. I will do whatever it takes to help the team win and that motivates me to train. If I am ever demotivated, I just remember that happiness and elation.”

An outgoing person, Anna is a student at the University of Birmingham and like most students she enjoys socialising with friends, cooking, visiting her family (and cats) and the occasional bit of online shopping.

Results

2020
8 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Points Classification
13 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Youth Classification
29 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 4
30 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 1
33 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 3
38 Santos Women's Tour Down Under
69 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 2
2019
1 National Championships Great Britain WU23 ITT
2 Tour de Belle Isle en Terre Kreiz Breizh Elites Dames
2 Tour de Belle Isle en Terre - Kreiz Breizh Elites Dames Points Classification
2 National Championships Great Britain WE Road Race
2 Tour de Bretagne Féminin Stage 1
2 Tour de Bretagne Féminin Stage 2
2 Tour de Belle Isle en Terre - Kreiz Breizh Elites Dames Stage 1
2 Tour de Belle Isle en Terre - Kreiz Breizh Elites Dames Stage 2
2 Tour de Belle Isle en Terre - Kreiz Breizh Elites Dames Youth Classification
3 Tour de Bretagne Féminin Points Classification
2018
9 National Championships Great Britain WE ITT
13 Tour de Yorkshire Womens Race Stage 1
15 Flanders Ladies Classic Sofie De Vuyst (Herzele-Steenhuize)
18 National Championships Great Britain WE Road Race
21 GP Sofie Goos
22 Tour de Yorkshire Womens Race Stage 2
23 Tour de Yorkshire Womens Race
27 Brabantse Pijl
35 European Continental Championships WE Road Race
105 Drentse Acht van Westerveld