born in England, currently live in Richmond, VA
23 November 1995
Emma had a big year in 2022. She won her third stage at the Joe Martin Stage Race and claimed the overall win for the second year in a row. That was just the warm up for her ride at the US national championships where she rode in the breakaway before launching her sprint to solo to victory. Emma is proud to wear the stars and stripes jersey. She was essential to her teammate Krista Doebel-Hickok’s victories at the Tour Féminin International des Pyrénées, turning herself inside out in the mountains to support Krista.
Emma spent her formative years in the pool, as a competitive swimmer, and picked up running and cycling while pursuing her undergraduate degree at College of William and Mary. Triathlon was the next natural step for Emma, who competed internationally in the multidisciplinary sport, until she realized her love for cycling bested her love for triathlon, and she opted to focus exclusively on road racing.
She likes to mix up her road training with gravel now and then and has lined up with her teammates for several gravel races, including Unbound and BWR. After she wrapped up the GC title at the Joe Martin Stage Race in Arkansas, Emma, along with two of her teammates, bike packed from the race all the way to Dallas, Texas, some 400 miles away.
Emma is an avid baker and loves to experiment in the kitchen. She is especially excited for October when she gets to celebrate all-things-pumpkin and cooks up dishes like pumpkin risotto.
Emma, who was born in England, has dual citizenship (England, US) and lived in five countries growing up: England, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Sweden and the United States. She currently calls Richmond, Virginia home.
Get to know Emma
If you weren’t a professional cyclist, what would you be?
A bakery owner
What do you love the most about cycling?
The ability to explore - see new places and return to old favorites - and to make new cycling friends/spend time with old ones!
When did you first start cycling?
I started cycling senior year of high school, in 2013
What's your favorite place to ride your bike?
The Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia!
What is your favorite training session?
Always a sucker for a long endurance ride — even better if it's in the mountains!