"Elle hails from Stowe, Vermont where she grew up as a ski racer in a family of athletes: A former professional ski racer for a mom, and a cyclist and skier for a dad. After success as a junior, a series of skiing injuries caused her to turn to cycling in 2008. Elle found cyclocross early on in her days as a collegiate racer, and decided to purse her first full cyclocross season in 2011 shortly after graduating from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Elle’s breakout season came in 2013, where she won six UCI races and secured the overall U.S. Pro CX series while racing for California Giant Berry/Specialized. Elle wrapped up her season with a silver medal at the U.S. National Championships and a 15th place at World Championships in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands.
For the 2014-15 cyclocross season, Elle departed from the U.S. domestic circuit to commit to a full season racing in Europe for a Belgian team. With a solid European debut season, she consistently placed in the top-5 and top-10 on the circuit, with a highlight of 5th place at the Valkenburg World Cup in The Netherlands.
Under the solo program Elle Anderson Racing, 2016-2017 marked two additional seasons focusing heavily on the European races. Supported by SRAM, Specialized, Velocio and Challenge tires, Elle secured two 4th places at consecutive National Championships, a 4th in the overall Superprestige series, and an 11th at the 2017 Cyclocross World Championships in Bieles, Luxemburg.
Starting September 1st, 2017 Elle will ride for the Belgian program Cycling.be – Alphamotorhomes.
Elle currently works for Strava where she manages the online community discussions for the support team."
In order to be named to the Academic All-Star class athletes must compete at one of the USA Cycling National Championships and have a term GPA of at least 3.5.