Procycling

OTHER RIDERS TO CROSS SPORTS

Cycling is full of riders who have started out in different sports before switching to cycling. Here are some current examples

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PRIMOŽ ROGLIČ

Before becoming one of the best GC riders in the world, Roglič was a ski jumper, with two wins in the Continenta­l Cup, the second tier of the sport. His personal best distance was 185 metres.

REMCO EVENEPOEL

The prodigious Evenepoel started out as a footballer, and was in the youth academies of Anderlecht and PSV Eindhoven. He played for the Belgium U16 national team five times.

MICHAEL WOODS

Woods came to cycling late after beginning his sporting career as a middle distance runner. The Canadian set national junior records in the mile and 3000m races, including a sub- 4 mile.

CLARA HUGHES

Hughes began her athletic life as a speed skater before adding cycling. She is the only person to have won multiple medals at Summer and Winter Olympics in the two different sports..

DEMI VOLLERING

The precocious Dutch rider also started out on the ice rink, taking part in speed skating, which is one of the Netherland­s’ national sports, before switching to two wheels.

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