Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesja
// Stavanger, Norway
Norwegian mountain biker, 6x World Champion, 6x European Champion, Olympic Gold medallist.
Olympic gold medallist, 6x World Champions, 6x European Championship, 4x winner of the UCI World Cup XC.
"I love my sport, I love riding my bike and I still love putting up new goals for a new season to come."
A Norwegian professional cross-country cyclist, nicknamed amongst others as ”The Iron Woman" and the "Mountain bike Queen" in the sport. She has won the overall World Cup 4 consecutive years (2003-06) and has a total of 29 World Cup wins, now passed Juliana Furtado’s record set in the 90s. Gunn-Rita won her last WC race in Lenzerheide in 2015. Some of her greatest achievements are the Olympic gold medal in 2004 Athen, 10 World Championship gold medals, 8 European Championship gold medals, and many silver medals. The last rainbow jersey she won in 2015, Worlds Marathon in Val Gardena (ITA). She has been riding a bike since she started riding to school six years old. She started first back in 1995, 22 years old. She describes the first years with MTB as being like riding a rollercoaster, ups and downs, great feeling and not that great, excitement, little fear and trill.