Susanne
Andersen

Residence
Stavenger, Norway
Age
20
Nickname
Susi
Twitter
@SusanneAnderse
Hobbies
Hanging out with my dog
Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite TV show
Broen
Favourite holiday destination
Unusual places with my bike
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Susanne Andersen

 

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.

“Racing – it’s why I train, it’s why I ride my bike.”

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:

“This is the best place to develop. I have seen riders like Liane and Juliette become great bike racers being here for the last two years. Team Sunweb’s way of working really suits me. There is a plan behind everything, to the smallest detail. The riders are great, I can learn a lot – and that is a big part of why I chose this team. I think I am pretty good at reading a race tactically, but I want to feature more in the big races, towards the final kilometres.”

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.

Results

2018
2 Road Race National Championships Norway WE
3 Stage 2 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche
4 Stage 1 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche
4 Youth Classification Ladies Tour of Norway
5 Stage 3a Healthy Ageing Tour
2017
2 Road Race European Continental Championships WU23
2 Youth Classification BeNe Ladies Tour
2 Stage 4 Healthy Ageing Tour
3 Stage 3 BeNe Ladies Tour
5 Road Race National Championships Norway WE
2016
1 Road Race National Championships Norway WJ
1 Stage 3 Albstadt-Frauen-Etappenrennen
1 ITT National Championships Norway WJ
2 Stage 2 Ladies Tour of Norway
2 Piccolo Trofeo Alfredo Binda Trofeo Da Moreno