Helen Wyman: Rider Profile

HELEN WYMAN

Date of birth: 04/03/1981

From: St. Albans, Hertfordshire

Team: Kona

Disciplines: Road and cyclo-cross

Previous teams: Vision 1 (2009); Swift (2008); Global Racing (2007); Team Fat Birds (2005-2006); Toyota (2005)

Helen Wyman career profile

Helen Wyman is Britain's greatest current female cyclo-cross rider. Wyman began racing at an early age but took up cyclo-cross seriously in 2001 whilst still at university studying as a physiotherapist.

Wyman quickly moved on in the sport to be selected for Great Britain for World Cup Races. Following a short break while finishing university and beginning her physiotherapy career, Wyman returned to the top flight of the sport in 2004 when selected to ride at the 2004 ‘cross Worlds.

Following some promising road performances, Wyman rode with the GB road team in 2004 across Europe, culminating in the World Road Championships in Madrid.

In 2005 Wyman signed for the Toyota Team in Germany, where she lived in Berlin, before moving to Belgium to ride for the first ever women's professional team from the UK, Team FBUK. Since 2005, Wyman has been ranked in the top five in the world in cyclo-cross, won the UK national championships seven times in a row and also finished in the medals in the national road race championships.

Wyman enjoyed a particularly strong cyclo-cross season start in 2012, winning the prestigious Koppenbergcross and the European cyclo-cross championships back to back.

Wyman's victories continued to mount in 2013 cyclo-cross season, defending her European 'cross title and taking victory in Koppenbergcross and Superprestige Ruddervoorde. In 2015, Wyman took her ninth British 'cross title.

Helen Wyman major results

2015

British national cyclo-cross champion

2014

British national cyclo-cross champion

2013

Sheffield Grand Prix

European cyclo-cross champion

Koppenbergcross

Superprestige Ruddervoorde

2012

European cyclo-cross champion

Koppenbergcross

British national cyclo-cross champion

Superprestige Gieten

2011

British national cyclo-cross champion

Johnson Health Tech Women's GP Series

Superprestige Ruddervorde

2010

British national cyclo-cross champion
Koppenbergcross

Fidea Jaarmarktcross

Ciclocross del Ponte

National Trophy, round one

2009

Giro d'Italia Cyclo-Cross

GP Wetzikon

Star Cross, Seattle

Dohlauler International

British national cyclo-cross champion

2008

British national cyclo-cross champion

2007

British national cyclo-cross champion

Tour of Brittany; mountains jersey

2006

British national cyclo-cross champion

Tour of Brittany; mountains jersey

 

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