Name: Kirsten Wild
Racing Age: 34
Specialty: Sprinter; Track rider (endurance events)
Hometown: Zwolle (Netherlands)
Strengths: Sprinter; Track rider
PRO Since: 2006
Achievements: World Champion (track), 2x Olympian (Dutch, on the track), Winner of the following races: Tour of Qatar, Ride London, Prolouge Giro Rosa, etc….
+ What inspired you to start bike riding/racing?
I was always late for school so had to go fast by bike. And I like competition, so that was a good combination.
+ What inspires you every day to get on your bike?
The most important thing is that I like to have fun and try to make the best out of it. I like bike riding so that’s a good way for me to have fun and have a good time.
+ What does inspire to achieve mean to you know?
Support each other to develop and reach our maximum potential.
+ How do you use data for your training and racing?
I am a really data addict. Without power/ heart/ speed/ etc the training doesn’t exist for me. The more numbers the better.
+ What does technology bring into bike racing?
In some ways it’s really good we have more technology. For example in material and bike positioning. Sometimes it loses the essential of cycling, when we speak about motors in bikes etc.
+ Did you like math and science in school?
Yup, doesn’t mean I was really good at it, but as I said before I like numbers and they always tell the truth.
+ If you have a college degree, (or currently in the process) what is it in?
I am a teacher in physical education.
+ If you could do one thing with AI (artificial intelligence) besides fight malware, what would it be?
I would try to make a collision alert for bikes, so we don’t crash for a stupid reason.
+ What is your super power?
Having fun in what I’m doing: races/training.