Evelyn Stevens is a 31 year old pro cyclist. Yes, in the grand scheme of life, she’s still very young – but for those with their eyes on the pro peloton, she demonstrates that you don’t need to have been cycling from the age of two to achieve great things.
Stevens now rides for Boels Dolman – she bought her first road bike in 2008.
She says she gets her stamina from her previous life, working on Wall Street for Lehman Brothers, and later a private equity firm. When working, training meant 1-2 hours on the turbo trainer, after getting home around 8 or 9pm.
It’s been no easy journey, but Evelyn shows us you don’t need to be a product of a children’s development programmes to make it as a pro. You need talent, and dedication.