Banff, Alberta, Canada
7 May 1996
English and French
Sara Poidevin grew up immersed in athletics. The Canadian hails from Canmore, Alberta, a high caliber athlete mecca. Surrounded by cross country skiers and mountain bikers, Sara rode recreationally with her family for a few years before growing more interested in mountain bike racing during high school.
Sara started training on a road bike in the winter, in an effort to keep up her fitness for mountain biking, and quickly discovered that she was better on the road than in the dirt. She raced on the road with her provincial team and then a local club in Calgary, balancing cycling with scholastics as she pursued her exercise and health physiology degree.
A professional racer since 2016, last season was a year of firsts for Sara – first time changing teams, first year living abroad, first season on a WorldTour team. In 2022, she raced more days than in any other season which provided her with ample opportunities to learn and grow.
Get to know Sara
What is your favorite climb?
Highwood Pass in Kananaskis, near my hometown
What do you love the most about cycling?
I really love how far and efficiently you can travel by bike, because it allows you to explore new places more easily
What's your favorite place to ride your bike?
My favourite ride is on the Parkway between Banff and Lake Louise
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Japan is on my list of places I'd love to visit someday
If you weren’t a professional cyclist, what would you be?
I would be in med school with the goal of becoming a pediatrician