Chloé Dygert Owen

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

Set your standards high

Nickname: Chlo or Bug

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

Birth city and state: Brownsburg, Indiana

Current City: Port Orchard, Washington

Height: 5’9

Specialty: Time Trial, Track Cyclist

Previous sports: Running Track & XC, Soccer and Basketball

Years racing: 4

Colleges attended: Marian University

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. In 2017, Chloé added two more world titles to her name. In 2018, Chloé added two more world titles to her name and a world record in the individual pursuit.

Career Highlights

• Silver 2016 Olympic Medal

• 2018 World Record- Women’s Individual Pursuit 3:20.06

• 2018 2x World Champion- Women’s Team Pursuit & Individual Pursuit

• 2017 2x World Champion- Women’s Team Pursuit & Individual Pursuit

• 2016 World Champion- Women’s Team Pursuit

• 2015 2x Jr. World Champion- Women’s Jr. Road Race & Time Trial

2018

• World Champion- Women’s Team Pursuit

• World Champion- Women’s Individual Pursuit

• World Record- Women’s Individual Pursuit 3:20.06

• 1st Stage 4 Joe Martin Stage Race

• 1st Stage 2 & 3 Tour of The Gila

2017

• World Cup Gold- Women’s Team Pursuit

• World Cup Gold- Women’s Individual Pursuit

• World Champion- Women’s Team Pursuit

• World Champion- Women’s Individual Pursuit

• 4th Elite Time Trial World Championships

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?

Eggs/chicken and rice. It works and I trust it.

The best thing about being a bike racer is?

#tanlines

What is your biggest accomplishment on the bike?

So far, my world record in the IP- 2018.

Favorite place you’ve raced your bike and why?

I love racing anywhere that my family can come.

Favorite cross training or off season activity?

LOTS of physical therapy.

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. Set your standards high, you won’t make it in sport being average. Give everything 110%.

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

Always knowing I have a great team behind me making sure I am the best I can be.

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

Would love to be a realtor.

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

At home with my family! Nothing I would love more.

Favorite things to do off the bike:

  1. Shopping
  2. Cleaning
  3. Organizing

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

Rocky soundtrack of course- Mj, little bit of Whitney Houston.

Favorite things to eat:

  1. Turmeric tahini chicken and quinoa
  2. Pad thai
  3. Poke bowls
  4. Fruit
  5. Pancakes, Greek yogurt and banana
  6. Oatmeal and fried egg
  7. 6 minute egg on toast or toaster waffle
  8. Lemonade

Tell us something about yourself that people may not know:

I LOVE MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE COLOR PINK <3


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