CLARA HOLSINGER

UNITED STATES

Hometown: Ashland, Oregon

Current City: Corvallis, Oregon

Education:: BS Nutrition Health and Science at Oregon State University

Age:  23

Strengths: Time-trial, climbing, technical courses

Career Highlights:

  • USA elite women’s national champion (’19-’20) cyclocross

  • 3rd Iowa city world cup (’19-’20) cyclocross

  • 4th Waterloo World cup  (’19-’20) cyclocross

  • 10th world Championships Bogense, DN (’18) cyclocross

  • 4th Colorado Classic best young rider (’19-’20)

  • 1st USA U23 women’s national championship (’19-’20)

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About Clara: 

I grew up in Oregon and learned to ride bikes on the trails outside my hometown with my dad. I'm currently the US Elite Cyclocross National Champion and have traveled across North America and Europe to race my bike in the mud and grit. I have dabbled in road racing with development teams and have had strong results at US stage races. This coming year I want to learn from some of the strongest cyclists in the world and be the best supporting teammate possible.

Aside from being a bike racer, I'm a nutrition undergraduate student at Oregon State University and enjoy riding my mountain bike as much as possible.

 

IG: @clarahonsinger

FB: Clara Honsinger

// Q&A with Clara 

Why cycling? 

I love being outdoors and nothing gets you outside faster and further than a bicycle. I see many things that I would have missed otherwise.

Favorite ride:

Rallying the Portland Sauvie Shootout and finishing up with climbing in the West Hills.

Favorite Cycling Moment (so far):

Winning the 2019 US Cyclocross National Championships in Tacoma, WA with all my family and friends cheering me on.


2021 goals:

Learn, learn, learn!

When not riding, I like to...:

Drink coffee, read books, and walk around checking out other people's gardens. Someday I hope to have enough time for my own garden!

Favorite warmup song:

Anything with a good beat coming from the race speakers!


Favorite post-ride food:

Eggs on toast with jam and siracha, or a chile relleno burrito if I'm on the road.

Any advice to future // aspiring cyclists? 

Focus on the bigger picture, but take every opportunity you can. Also, fenders are essential if you have to ride in rain!

Little-Known Fact:

I really enjoy working on bikes and always wanted to be a race mechanic.

 

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