Georgia Gould

  
  


Date of Birth: January 5, 1980
Height: 5'9"/1.7m
Weight: 135 lbs./61 kg./9.6 st.
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Hometown: Ketchum, Idaho
Residence: Fort Collins, Colorado
Teams: LUNA Women's Mountain Bike Team
Education: University of Montana, B.S. Psychology
Website: www.georgiagould.com
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Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 8th place — 2008 Olympic Games, Beijing, China, Women's Cross-Country
  • 20th place — 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Champéry, Switzerland, Cross Country
  • 21st place — 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Champéry, Switzerland, Team Relay Cross Country
  • 41st place - 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Canada, Cross-Country
  • 15th place — 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Canberra, Australia, Cross-Country
  • 9th place — 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Val di Sole, Italy, Cross-Country
  • 9th place — 2007 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships, Fort William, United Kingdom, Cross-country
  • 20th place — 2006 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Rotorua, New Zealand, Cross-Country

National Championship Experience

  • 3rd place — 2013 USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships, Macungie, Pa. - short track cross-country
  • 1st place — 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships, Ketchum, Idaho — Cross-country
  • 1st place — 2010 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Granby, Colorado — Cross-country
  • 4th place - 2009 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Granby, Colorado - Cross-country
  • 1st place — 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Sonoma, California — Cross-country

Career Highlights

  • 2nd place — 2011 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Olympic Test Event - Hadleigh Farm, London, England — Cross-country
  • 2nd place — 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Mont Sainte-Anne, Quebec, Canada — Cross-country
  • 3rd place - 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Windham, N.Y. - Cross country
  • 6th place — 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, La Bresse, France — Cross-country
  • 4th place — 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Nove Mesto Na Morave, Czech Republic — Cross-country
  • 12th place — 2012 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Houffalize, Belgium — Cross-country
  • 2007 Pan American Champion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
     

Points of Interest

  • Following the 2007 season, Georgia petitioned the International Cycling Federation for women’s equality and asked for prize lists comparable to men’s fields.
  • Inspired to do something different, in 2008 Georgia graduated from the Chef Track program at the Culinary School of the Rockies in Boulder, Colo. Now her blog is a rich combination of recipes, race reports, and anecdotes.
  • She is an equally dominating threat to her competitors during cyclo-cross season.

Personal


Ever since Georgia Gould introduced herself to the mountain bike community with a surprising victory at the 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, she’s quickly become the most dominant off-road competitor on U.S. soil. In 2007, Georgia swept all six events on the National Mountain Bike Series, scored her first podium finish in a UCI Mountain Bike World Cup event, won the Pan American Mountain Bike Championships and rode to a top-10 finish at the world championships.
 
Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, Georgia attended Warren Wilson College and Oberlin College before settling in at the University of Montana in Missoula where she earned a degree in psychology. Prior to graduation, she studied abroad in Ghana. Contrary to the image of an endurance athlete, Georgia was a smoker, but gave it up and began a fitness regime that primarily included running. She originally got her start on the mountain bike as a member of Team Tamarack, a local cycling club in Idaho. After solid results on the regional and national circuits, she was offered a spot on the LUNA Women’s Mountain Bike Team for the 2006 season and delivered a national title in July.
 
She moved to Fort Collins, Colo., in 2007, where she lives with her husband, Dusty, who once held a position as mechanic on a rival team.



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