Elle Anderson


Name: Elle Anderson
Elle Anderson headshot_3 2014

Current Residence: San Francisco, Calif.
Hometown: Stowe, Vt.
Birthdate: 3/29/88
Birthplace: Morrisville, Vt.
Height: 5-6
Weight: 135
Current Coach: Steve Weller, Bell Lap Coaching
Team: California Giant Berry / Specialized
Personal Website: app.strava.com/athletes/4367
Twitter Handle: @ellebellerina
High School: Burke Mountain Academy (East Burke, Vt.) '06
Other Sports Played: alpine ski racing (8 years)
College: Dartmouth College '11
Degree(s)/Major(s): bachelor's degree in environmental earth science
Foreign Languages Spoken: French
Career Highlights:
  • 5th, 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Valkenburg, Netherlands
  • 5th,  2014 Bpost Bank Trofee-Ronse, Belgium
  • 5th, 2014 Superprestige Gieten, Netherlands
  • 15th, 2014 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, Hoogerheide, Netherlands, elite women
  • 2nd, 2014 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships, elite women
  • 6th, 2014 GP Sven Nys, Baal, Belgium
  • 3rd, 2013 Superprestige Diegem, Belgium
  • 1st, 2013 USA Cycling Pro CX Series
  • 1st, 2013 Gran Prix of Gloucester, day 1
  • 1st, 2013 Gran Prix of Gloucester, day 2
  • 2nd, 2013 Providence Cyclocross Festival, day 1, C1
  • 2nd, 2013 Jingle Cross Rock, Iowa City, Iowa, day 1, C1
  • 3rd, 2013 Deschutes Brewery Cup, Bend, Ore., day 1, C1
Hobbies: clothing design and sewing, art, museums, gardening, hiking and traveling the world

Favorite Race: Gran Prix of Gloucester

Favorite Place to Train: Golden Gate State Park, San Francisco

Best Cycling Memory: My 2013 trip to Belgium for Euro Cross Camp. The racing was tough and incredibly inspiring, and the trip was very meaningful to me/

Best Advice Received From a Coach When Starting Out: Think of a cross race in thirds: First third is positioning, second third is maintaining that position, and the last third is going all out!

Motivation: To be the best athlete and competitor I can be.

Hero/Role Model: Marianne Vos

Cycling & Personal/Career Goals: In cycling to be national champion in cyclo-cross, and as a personal goal to become a clothing designer.
Did You Know?: Elle likes to knit.
First Involvement in Cycling: I grew up watching the Tour de France each summer with my Dad, and when I was 14 he got me set up on my first road bike.
Family: Parents are Scott Dorwart and Lyndall Heyer...has a brother, Ian...her mother was a three-time junior national champion in alpine ski racing and was a member of the U.S. Ski Team from 1974-76...her father was a road cyclist and had a top

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