Cycligent is proud to announce Siri Hildonen who will be competing at CVR World Cup Paris.
Siri is 46 years old and has been competitive cycling since 2003.
Her disciplines are road, time trials, criteriums, mountain, and cyclocross.
As a youth, she loved to ride and race horses. She is from way up north in Norway where they have harsh winters and short summers.
At 16 years old, she decided to become a jockey and trained thoroughbreds for nearly 2 years. Then she went back to school. Siri has also always Nordic skied and started racing when she got into her 30s. Today, she still loves Nordic skiing.
In 2003, she entered her first mountain bike race after getting an MTB bike and training a few months. After having two kids, she continued racing a few MTB races. In late 2008, she got her first road bike. She got a heavy steel bike and started racing in criteriums.
In 2009, she surprised herself by becoming the Connecticut Criterium State Champion in cat 4 women. That is when her road racing career started.
In 2011, in Norway, she raced in national cup races with the masters women and the elite women. Mostly road races and time trials, but she found that she loved cyclo-crossing.
In 2014, she came in 4th place in the Masters World Championship in Slovenia – just 1 second from bronze.
In 2016, she competed in a few races.
In July 2016, Siri signed up for Zwift Academy and was one of the 110 females that was on the indoor trainer. She made it through the 27 workouts and 9 group rides within the time limit. The program was tough and rewarding as her FTP increased.
Her goals for 2017 were to do the national cup elite women, race more on Zwift, and get through the Zwift Academy. However due to time restraints while writing her doctoral, she has had little time to race.
Siri has been successful as a competitive cyclist with great results such as winning the following:
· 1st Cipollini Show Race (Women)
· Gold Cyclocross National Champion W40-49
· Silver TT Norwegian National Championship Master W40-44
· 1st place in Norwegian Masters National Cup Road and TT Races W40-44
· Gold TT Norwegian National Championship Master W40-44
· Silver Road race Norwegian National Championship Master W40-44
· Norwegian National Master Cup W40-44
· Bronze Road Race Norwegian National Championship Masters W40-44
· Connecticut Criterium State Champion Women Cat 3
· Connecticut Criterium State Champion Masters Women
· Connecticut Criterium State Champion Women Cat 4
Siri has also competed in 4 Zwift races as a member of the PTz team and is a Zwift Academy graduate.
Today, she is preparing for the CVR World Cup in Paris. She’s looking forward to meeting all the racers she knows through Zwift, be inside a velodrome, race, and see Paris!
Outside of cycling, Siri lives in Oslo, Norway, is the proud mother of Lea and Marius, as well as works as a Molecular Cell Biologist.