Susanne’s father sparked his daughter’s interest in the sport. He trained in Norway with Alexander Kristoff, the 2017 European champion, and raced. Tempting his daughter with promises of chocolate, he took her out for a ride and by the time she was 10 years old, Susanne was also racing – relishing competing against boys. Training with the best club in Norway, going for group rides became a way of life for Susanne and a pathway to compete.
A sprinter, with an aim to develop in to an all-round classics rider, the 21-year-old Norwegian joins the team this season and hopes to help achieve great results for herself and the team, and bring positivity on and off the bike, as well as learning her trade amongst the best riders and continuing to improve.
Ever-optimistic, Susanne explained:
Describing herself as hard-working, a team player and a “big dreamer”, Susanne is motivated to become better and stronger, looking to replicate results such as the top 10 she achieved on home soil in Bergen at the 2017 world championships.
Away from cycling Susanne loves to relax, watching Netflix series like Prison Break, Dexter and Game of Thrones, and loves animals.