London Olympics Women Cycling

Joanna Rowsell is one of our favourite athletes and with good reason. Intelligent, honest and strong, she is the perfect role model and has been an inspiration to so many across the globe.

In this video, Rowsell talks to CNN about what drives her, how she dealt with Alopecia growing up and the rivalry between herself and her Scottish and Welsh teammates ahead of the Commonwealth Games in July.

Want to know more? Check out our quick fire 60 second interview with Joanna Rowsell. If you like that and are excited about the upcoming Commonwealth Games, why not read all about what makes her teammates Laura Trott and Dani King tick.

If you can't wait for the Commonwealth Games, be sure to check out La Course by Le Tour de France on 27 July, it will be televised live across the globe and promises some really exciting racing.