November 17, 2015

From Law School Graduate To Professional Cyclist With Andrea Dvorak

When Andrea Dvorak first began riding at the University of Virginia, she was unaware that it would lead her to an acclaimed, international career in professional cycling. Before she knew it, she traded in her law degree for a professional road contract with Colavita-Sutter Home. Almost a decade later, Andrea is one of the most celebrated cyclists in the country, with victories at La Route de France and Fitchburg Longsjo Classic. Today she discusses her humble beginnings as a cyclist, and how it shaped her illustrious career in racing.

In this episode, we’ll cover:

  • The chaos of racing in Europe (and learning to love it).Andrea-Dvorak
  • What cycling can teach you about comradery and teamwork.
  • The next big challenges facing women’s cycling.
  • Her incredible junior athletics program at the Miller School.
  • Andrea’s best experience on the bike.

Andrea Dvorak is a professional cyclist with Twenty16. Her decorated career includes making the United States Olympic Long Team for the 2012 London Olympic Games, winning a stage of the Route de France, competing in multiple World Championships, and winning a silver medal in the 2011 US National Road Race Championship. In addition, Andrea won the Queen of the Mountains jersey at Redlands Classic, Tour of the Gila, Cascade Classic, and San Dimas Stage Race. She also finished sixth place in stage 2 of the Giro Rosa, and won the hilliest stage of the Route de France in 2012. Learn more about Andrea at andreadvorak.org and Miller School of Albemarle.



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