NAME: SHEYLA GUTIERREZ RUIZ

RACING AGE: 23

SPECIALTY: DOWNHILL

NATIONALITY: SPAIN

HOMETOWN: LOGROÑO

RESIDENCE: LOGROÑO

BIRTHDAY: 01/01/1994

HEIGHT: 1.69 (NOT ENOUGH TO BE TOP MODEL)

STRENGTHS: SUPER MOTIVATED AND REALLY ENJOY THE CYCLING

PRO SINCE: 2013

Achievements: 8th 2016 UCI World Championships, 2nd overall 2016 UCI Women’s World Tour U23 female rider, U23 Spanish National Time Trial and Road Race Champio

+ What inspired you to start bike riding/racing?

My family is all a cycling lover so I follow the line despite of my mother didn’t want me riding because the danger, but everyone share their passion with me.

+ What inspires you every day to get on your bike?

The full energy I have and the courage to be stronger.

+ What does inspire to achieve mean to you know?

There is some part inside us that you need to wake up to reach be your best, so anything you like to achieve you should be inspire and passionate to fight for it and if you are involved in a really good environment which is taught but there is full of smiles is easier and now this slogan means for me that I am in the right “green team” to keep fighting.

+ How do you use data for your training and racing?

I usually use heart rate and a powermeter but I don’t really like to look at numbers. I have to recognize that its really useful to know how much you must struggle your body.

+ If you have a college degree, (or currently in the process) what is it in?

I’ve studied early childhood education and I’m studying to be a psychologist.

+ What is your super power?

My powerful energy

+ If you weren’t bike racing, what would you be doing?

A psychologist

+ What are your favorite pastimes and hobbies outside of bikes?

Read, be active and play with my nephew

+ What is your favorite pre-race or post-race meal?

Porridge with cinnamon

+ Who is your hero?

Sagan and not because the cyclist power but his mind is great and creative and impulsive like a child.

+ What is one piece of advice you would give to another up and coming cyclist or fan?

Ride hard, pedal and shout and overall ENJOY

+ Favorite songs or playlist to listen to while training or warming up?

ROCK/PUNK ONE

+ When you think of your happy place, where is that?

In the middle of nowhere and with pure air.

+ Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?

Find infinitive

+ What is your vice?

CINNAMON

+ You are stranded on a desert island and have to choose one thing to have with you. What is that?

Books to learn.

+ What is your favorite race and why?

Strade bianche for me was amazing because the gravel sections, the tension, the hard work and the technical parts.