Susanne
Andersen

Residence
Stavanger, Norway
Age
21
Nickname
Susi
Height
164cm
Hobbies
Hanging out with my dog
Favourite food
Burger
Favourite TV show
Broen
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Favourite holiday destination
Everywhere you wouldn't normally travel with a bike

Completing her first year with the team in 2019, Susanne settled in well and learned a lot throughout the season, gaining confidence and motivation from doing a good job for others, particularly in the lead outs. Susanne also revels in the opportunity when she gets her own chance to lead, always wanting to impress.

Competitive at heart, Susanne played football at a young age but soon found out that the rest of her nine-year-old teammates did not share the same desire to win as her.

“I’m just a winner; when I was playing football and other sports I really hated to lose. I was really competitive with everything, even if I was just playing board games with my family, but I’ve now managed to grow out of that and can relax a bit more outside of cycling.”

Susanne Andersen | Team Sunweb
Susanne Andersen | Team Sunweb
Susanne Andersen | Team Sunweb
Susanne Andersen | Team Sunweb

Susanne soon got into the sport of cycling after borrowing a bike from a local club. Once she got on two wheels she was hooked, and her passion grew from there. Attributing her love of the sport and success so far to her dad, Susanne is thankful for him dragging her out on the bike to get out training.

“I used to sit in his wheel and now it’s funny the tables have turned, and he sits in my wheel when we go out.”

Riding the Olympics one day is a big aim and dream for Susanne. While she also wants to keep improving and getting better to not only go for her own results but to also help the team as best as possible, especially in her favourite races, the classics.

More importantly, she just wants to keep enjoying the sport and continue to ride with a smile on her face.

Results

2019
2 National Championships Norway WE Road Race
2 Lotto Belgium Tour Stage 3
2 Lotto Belgium Tour Youth Classification
4 Flanders Ladies Classic Sofie De Vuyst (Herzele-Steenhuize)
4 Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli Internazionale Donne Elite
5 Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
5 Healthy Ageing Tour Youth Classification
5 ASDA Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race Points Classification
5 Lotto Belgium Tour Points Classification
6 Ladies Tour of Norway Stage 1
2018
2 National Championships Norway WE Road Race
3 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche Stage 2
4 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche Stage 1
4 Ladies Tour of Norway Youth Classification
5 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 3a
5 Healthy Ageing Tour Youth Classification
6 Festival Elsy Jacobs Stage 2
8 Healthy Ageing Tour Team Time Trial
8 Festival Elsy Jacobs Youth Classification
8 BeNe Ladies Tour Stage 3
2017
2 BeNe Ladies Tour Youth Classification
2 European Continental Championships WU23 Road Race
2 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 4
3 BeNe Ladies Tour Stage 3
5 National Championships Norway WE Road Race
5 Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge
5 EPZ Omloop van Borsele
7 Lotto Belgium Tour Youth Classification
7 World Championships WE Road Race
8 Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta