September 15, 2015

From Olympian to Sports Scientist With Lieselot Decroix

Olympian Lieselot Decroix has been in the game for over a decade. Her professional journey has taken her across the globe including tours in Flanders, the World Cup, and to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing (where she was the only female competitor for the Belgian team). Today she discusses the adversities facing professional female cyclists, her fascinating Olympic experiences and her exciting duel career as a professional cyclist and burgeoning sports scientist.

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  • How cycling taught Decroix the true meaning of dedication and commitment.
  • The challenges facing female cyclists.Lieselot-Decroix
  • Decroix’s intriguing Olympic training regimen and her time in the Olympic village.
  • Why she decided to combine professional cycling with a full-time career in science.
  • Her transition to sports scientist and why her studies in nutrition and exercise recovery in the brain are crucial to athletes.
  • How her scientific studies can take female cycling to the next level.

Lieselot Decroix is a Belgian professional cyclist. Her global career has spanned more than a decade including competing in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. She has a Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences from Ghent University and is currently pursuing her PHD in Sports Science at the University of Brussels. She continues to cycle professionally and currently races for the Lotto-Soudal Women’s team. Learn more about Lieselot on LinkedIn, Facebook and follow her on Twitter.


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