Eight things you didn’t know about Kristen Faulkner

Alaska-born and raised, Harvard grad, collegiate rower, venture capitalist — the newly crowned US national road racing champion is multi-faceted

Kristen Faulkner
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EF Education-Cannondale’s Kristen Faulkner is firing on all cylinders so far this season, with strong performances in the Spring Classics and at La Vuelta España Femenina followed by netting a silver time trial medal and the stars-and-stripes jersey at 2024 U.S. National Road Race Championships.

Her career as a professional cyclist is still young but Faulkner is quickly making a name for herself with stage wins at Tour Féminin de l'Ardèche, the Ladies Tour of Norway, the Tour de Suisse and the Giro Donne. Always strong in the race against the clock, Faulkner was the 2023 Pan American time trial champion, and finished sixth at the 2022 World Championships.

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Kristin Jenny
Freelance Contributor

Kristin Jenny is an elite triathlete based near Boulder, Colorado. Although most of her time is spent in aerobars somewhere in the mountains, she finds time to enjoy eating decadent desserts, hiking with her husband and dog, and a good true crime podcast.