Mountain Biking and Cindy Devine

Mountain Biking and Cindy Devine

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Cindy Devine is an integral part of the history of mountain biking in Canada and has mentored a nation of mountain bikers, both competitors and recreational riders, with her world class accomplishments, professionalism, and sheer talent. She is credited as a role model, elite athlete and flag bearer for the mountain bike movement in Canada.

During her “Queen of Downhill” era, Cindy repeatedly put Canada on the national and international podiums. Cindy learned to mountain bike in 1987 and by 1990 became the first UCI World Downhill Champion. This is was when she moved from Whistler, BC to Rossland, BC. Rossland offered the same alpine steeps needed for vigorous downhill mentality plus the altitude hemoglobin growth for high altitude professional racing.

Cindy went on to add two World Bronze medals to her credit. During her reign she achieved three Mammoth Mountain Kamikaze Downhill titles, five Canadian Downhill Titles and a Governor General of Canada Commemorative Medal.

In 2003 Cindy was inducted into the World Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.

 

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