A Day in the Life of pro cyclist Amalie Dideriksen: no summer break shenanigans for this university student

by Anne-Marije Rook


After two Aussies (Carlee Taylor and Loren Rowney) took over our Ella CyclingTips Twitter account for the first two installments of the #dayinthelife series, this week we turned over the keys to a Danish rider. Former Danish national champion Amalie Dideriksen of the Boels-Dolmans team agreed to give us an insight look into her daily life in Denmark as she was doing her final preparations for the Giro Rosa, women’s cycling’s longest (and only) Grand Tour.

We created this Twitter Takeover series as a way to provide you all with unique insights into the daily lives of pro cyclists, and to answers the questions of “what do they eat?”, “How do they train?” and “what do they do all day”.

Dideriksen is just 20 years old and caught the attention of Boels-Dolmans after becoming the junior road race world champion in 2013 and 2014, as well as the Elite Danish national road race champion in 2014 and 2015. On the track, Dideriksen was the 2015 U23 European Champion the individual pursuit and omnium.

She is currently on summer break from her university and while other 20-year-olds would prefer to spend every free minute by the beach and living it up at night, Dideriksen will be spending the summer at the Giro Rosa and in Brazil, where she will be representing her country in the women’s omnium.

As such, her time spent at home is regimented: eat, train, sleep and repeat.

Thank you all for tuning in and a big thank you to Amalie for sharing her day with us!

Follow @ellacyclingtips and the hashtag #dayinthelife to see Amalie’s full day, and stay tuned for more Twitter takeovers.

Up next we’ve got Italian Valentina Scandolara (Cylance) and Finnish rider Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla).

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