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 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Women's Race
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