Juliana “Juli” Furtado, was born April 4th 1967 in New York City.
She is famous for her impressive collection of World Cup wins, and her outstanding contribution to women’s mountain biking.
Her first taste for competitive racing came when she was recruited for the National team, but not for mountain biking, it was for skiing. Living in Vermont, Juli was exposed to snow sports from an early age and represented her country from 1980 – 1987. However, after suffering with continual knee injuries which resulted in multiple surgeries, Juli Furtado left the snow sports scene, and hopped on a bicycle.