Sofía Arreola Navarro

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

Nickname: Sofi

D.O.B.: April/22/1991

Birth city and state: Monterrey, N.L. Mexico

Current City: Colorado Springs

Height: 5’2”

Specialty: road and track

Previous sports: skating, swimming, shooting, triathlon, pentathlon.

Years racing: 11

Colleges attended: U.A.N.L.

Degree: Sports Science

Instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/sofiarreola/

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/sofiarreola

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/sofiarreola

Sofia Arreola is a young successful rider from Monterrey, Mexico. Before becoming a cyclist Sofia did all different kinds of sports such as speed skating, sports shooting and swimming. She started riding when she was 14 years old and she became national champion one year after that. After winning 6 gold medals at the PanAm Championships and a 4th place at the Jr World Championships in Moscow, she was invited to the World Cycling Center in Switzerland for the 2009-2010 track season. Her first year as an elite rider wasn’t easy but she gained so much experience in the World Cups and took a silver medal at the senior PanAm Champs that is when she decided to focus on track cycling. She won 2 silver medals at the World Championships and became the first ever rider to win two medals at one championships for her country. Sofia is now a full time cyclist and student and she lives in Colorado Springs.

Career Highlights

• Double Silver medalist at the 2013 Track World Championships

• 2nd place, Pan-American Games

• 3rd place, Pan-American Games

• 6X Gold medals at the Jr Pan American Championships

• 33 National Titles

2016

• Gold Pan American Track Championships

• Silver Pan American Track Championships

• Bronze Road National Championships

• 2nd CCPV UCI 1.2 Road Race

• World Championship Road Team

2015

• 2x Track National Champion

• 3rd Pan-American Games

• 3rd Colorado Springs GP

• 6th Track World Championships

What inspired you to become a bike racer?

The speed, the adrenaline and the freedom.

Who is an inspiration to you in your life, both on and off the bike?

My parents because the are the most hard working people I know

Favorite meal when training?

Tacos

The best thing about being a bike racer is?

Seeing the world!

What is your biggest accomplishment on the bike?

2X silver medalist at track world championships

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

Mexico, hearing my home crowd cheering and chanting my name is something great to experience

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

Hiking

Best tip for a new bike racer?

Always have fun and wear a helmet :)

What are one of two things that you do daily that are the key to your success?

Foam roll and be happy

If you weren’t bike racing what would you be?

Probably doing another sport like speed skating or sports shooting

If you could spend 10 days anywhere, where would it be?

Anywhere with my family!

TWENTY20 has an emphasis on education with the initiation of our Junior Scholarship program Ride 4 Education in 2015.

http://teamtwenty16.com/education.htm

Why is continued education important?

Having a professional contract in any sport does not translate to lifetime security, is really great to be able to travel the world but to have a college degree will help secure your future.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

1. Hiking

2. Cooking

3. Camping

4. Watching movies

5. Reading

Top 5 warmup/pre-race songs on your iPod:

1. Eminem – Til I Colapse

2. Flytch and Captain Crunch - Raindrops

3. Lorde- Everybody Wants To Rule the World

4. Patiently Waiting- Eminem

5. Who Gon Stop Me- Kanye West

Favorite things to eat.

1. Tacos

2. Burritos (pretty much any Mexican food)

3. Thai curry

4. Chocolate!

Tell us something about yourself that people may not know

People may not know that I play piano


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