The 2022 season included multiple podium finishes for Maddy, including wins at the Tour of the Gila and Snake Alley Criterium. Injury limited her stint on the Cynisca Cycling-sponsored racing tour in Europe representing USA Cycling. She has previously raced for InstaFund and TIBCO-SVB.
Maddy has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of California, Los Angeles, where she was also named the 2017 Club Athlete of the Year.
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“I got started with the help of my dad who surprised me with my first ever road bike when I expressed interest in joining the UCLA Triathlon team. I ended up not sticking with the triathlon team for long (swimming was the death of that pursuit), but once I found the UCLA cycling club a year later, I was hooked on bikes.”
“I’m an all-around, pursuit style rider with a good punch on steep, short climbs. I love being aggressive and getting in breakaways.”
“My teammates, coach, family, and friends for always believing in me and wanting to see me at my best.”
“To have fun training and racing my bike with my team. To contribute to the team’s success in whatever capacity I can.”
“I have a knack for finding written typos.”
“Tour de France Femmes”
“Favorite food is Thai food. Favorite treat is brownies.”
“Volcano boarding in Nicaragua”
“If you want to give bike racing a try but are intimidated because of the male dominated nature of the sport, reach out to other female cyclists. We all want more women in the sport, and want to break down the barriers to entry to encourage more to join. Don’t be afraid to ask any question you have.”