Chloé Dygert

“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice a gift.” - Steve Prefontaine

Nickname: Chlo or Bug

D.O.B.: January 1st, 1997

Birth city and state: Brownsburg, Indiana

Current City: Bremerton, Washinton

Height: 5’9

Specialty: Time Trial

Previous sports: Running Track & XC, Soccer and Basketball

Years racing: 3

Colleges attended: Marian University

Degree: -

Personal Website link: http://www.chloedygert.us

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/chloedygert30

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/chloe.dygert

Instagram link: http://instagram.com/chloedygert

Chloé's climb in the sport of cycling has been swift, competing in her first road cycling event in May of 2013 and two months later standing on the podium of every Junior (15-16) Nationals road cycling event. Chloé was sidelined by a torn ACL in 2014, but returned in 2015 to not only become the Junior (17-18) National Champion, but also the Junior World Champion in both the time trial and road races.

After Chloé's 2015 breakout season, she was invited by USA Cycling to learn how to ride the track and to potentially become a member of the USA Olympic Women's Pursuit Team. In March of 2016, Chloé and her pursuit teammates took home the UCI World Championship title, the first ever in USA Cycling history, men or women. Then qualified for the Olympic Games in Rio where she and the team pursuit squad won a silver medal.

Career Highlights

  • Silver 2016 Olympic Medal
  • 2016 World Champion – Women’s Team Pursuit
  • 2016 1st Stage 2 Amgen Tour of California UCI WWT
  • 2015 Junior World Champion – Time Trial
  • 2015 Junior World Champion – Road Race

2016

  • Silver 2016 Olympic Medal
  • 2016 World Champion – Women’s Team Pursuit
  • 2016 1st Stage 2 Amgen Tour of California UCI WWT
  • 8th US National Time Trial
  • 5th World Championships Team Time Trial

2015

  • Junior World Champion- Time Trial
  • Junior World Champion- Road Race
  • Junior National Champion- Time Trial
  • Junior National Champion- Road Race
  • 4th Stage 2 & 5 of Cascade Classic

What inspired you to become a bike racer?

My dad, he got me on the bike as a way to stay in shape after all my injuries from playing basketball and I just stuck with it.

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

My dad, he’s made me who I am on and off the bike.

Favorite meal when training?

I like Chicken Pineapple Curry, Green Grapes, Broccoli and Cheddar, Sushi, Clam Chowder or Chicken Tortilla Soup, Fun Fetti Cupcakes with no Icing, Pizza, Asian Salad, Pink Cake Pops and Passion Fruit Iced Tea with Apple Juice and Raspberry, especially when I’m training.

The best thing about being a bike racer is?

Having the coolest tan lines.

What is your biggest accomplishment on the bike?

So far, being an Olympic Silver Medalist

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

I love racing at home so my family can be there to watch.

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

SHOPPING SHOPPING SHOPPING, and playing with my kitties.

(Spending time with Logan <3)

Best tip for a new bike racer?

You’re going to have good and bad days, more bad then good majority of the time so always keep your head up.

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

Having all the support I have from everyone I know!


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

A world famous tattoo artist, or an inertial designer.

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

I would go anywhere as long as I had Logan and my kitties <3

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?

Education is so important especially for female cyclists because it is harder to make a living off of just cycling. Getting a college degree will help with getting a job for more income and will also be there when your cycling career is over.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Shop/Clean/Organize
  2. Spend time with Logan and my Kitties
  3. Going to Church/Listening to service on computer while traveling
  4. Look at houses on Zillow
  5. Go to pet stores and humane societies

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

Rocky soundtrack of course.

Favorite things to eat:

  1. Chicken Pineapple Curry
  2. Green Grapes
  3. Broccoli and Cheddar
  4. Sushi
  5. Clam Chowder or Chicken Tortilla Soup
  6. Fun Fetti Cupcakes with no Icing
  7. Pizza
  8. Asian Salad
  9. Pink Cake Pops and Passion Fruit Iced Tea with Apple Juice and Raspberry.

Tell us something about yourself that people may not know:

I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON AND PINK <3


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