How elite riders combine high level racing with full-time jobs

All but a handful of elite women riders have to fit in training around full-time jobs — just like most amateurs. What can we learn from how they manage such demanding schedules?

Why do so many more elite women racing cyclists have full-time jobs compared to their male counterparts?

Moreover, how do those women who work full-time and race at a very high level fit in their training?

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Chris Sidwells
Freelance Journalist & Author

Chris has written thousands of articles for magazines, newspapers and websites throughout the world. He’s written 25 books about all aspects of cycling in multiple editions and translations into at least 25

different languages. He’s currently building his own publishing business with Cycling Legends Books, Cycling Legends Events,, and the Cycling Legends Podcast