Audrey Cordon-Ragot - France
Date of Birth: 22nd September 1989
Place of Birth: La Ferriere, Bretagne
- 2015 French National Championship ITT
- 2012 & 2015 GP Cholet
- 2014 GP Plumelec
- 2014 Stage Route de France
- 2014 Stage Tour de Bretagne
- 2013 Overall Tour de Bretagne
- 2012-2014 3x silver French National Championship ITT
Audrey Cordon-Ragot was born on the 22 September, 1989 in La Ferriere, Bretagne. Audrey started cycling at a young age; as both her dad and uncle were very good cyclists. At school, Audrey combined cycling with other sports like rugby, cross-country, volley-ball and ping-pong. Before becoming professional, Audrey partnered her cycling with studying to become a real-estate agent; she graduated and worked in a real-estate agency for three years. She really enjoyed the job, but it became to difficult to keep combining it with cycling; so she changed her plans, and became a sports teacher. She has been combining her love of sport in this way ever since.
The 25-year-old is part of the new generation of French riders, which is rising to the top of women's cycling. Audrey turned pro in 2008 with Vienne Futuroscope, and raced for them for six years, before switching to Hitec Products in 2014. Over this time, she also competed for the National Team at The World Championships, and at the 2012 London Olympics.
Audrey had some stellar road seasons in 2014 and 2015: with victories in the GP Plumelec (2014), stage wins in the Tour de Bretagne and Route de France (2014), the GP Cholet (2015); as well as her most beautiful win to date - the gold medal at the National Time Trial Championship (2015). She also has some superb runner-up results, with a second overall in the Tour de Bretagne (2014) and a third in the Omloop van het Hageland (2014); in addition, she played a crucial role in the 2014 World Championship victory of Pauline Ferrand-Prevot in Ponferrada, Spain.
Despite a horrendous crash in the Giro Rosa in 2015, in which she broke her collarbone, Audrey ended the 2015 season on a positive note - being in contention for a medal at the World Championships in Richmond, until the final kilometres. It is this kind of selfless devotion to her teammates, which makes Audrey an indispensable member of the Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling Team.