Abi Smith

Hometown

Born in Edinburgh, Scotland and lives in North Yorkshire

Birthdate

1 April 2002

Languages

English

Nickname

N/A

Races

Strade Bianche

Mar. 05, 2022
Race finished

Danilith Nokere Koerse

Mar. 16, 2022
Race finished

Paris-Roubaix Femmes

Apr. 16, 2022
Race finished

Abi Smith earned a spot on EF Education-TIBCO-SVB after impressing during her guest ride with the squad last summer. The second-year senior enters the professional ranks as a product of the British Cycling Academy. She calls WorldTour racing with the team the biggest opportunity of her life.

Growing up in Yorkshire, England, Abi first started riding bikes as a toddler. Her parents encouraged Abi and her older brother to spend lots of time outside and keep active, and signed them up for the Yorkshire Regional Triathlon Series. Abi competed in the series for eight years before recognizing that cycling had emerged as her strongest discipline. She switched her focus to road racing in 2018, when she was 16, lining up for the National Youth Road Series that year. Her consistency caught the attention of a British Cycling coach, who offered her a spot in the junior academy program the following season.

Abi’s young career has been marred by a pandemic and she is eager to continue her development this year. She says her biggest strength is her diesel engine, which is useful for chasing down breakaways, late race attacks and, potentially, time trials.

During down time, Abi often turns to art. You can see some of her work here.

Get to know Abi

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

I'd love to visit New Zealand one day

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Races

Strade Bianche

Mar. 05, 2022
Race finished

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