Every rider wants to live-the-dream and become a professional cyclist, Juliet Wolfe’s dream came true this year.
The 37 year-old Irish rider jumped straight into the European pro scene in February with her first ever professional road race in Spain after working as a bike guide and riding gran fondos for fun.
She raced the Vuelta CV Feminas after being called into pro service by the elite Spanish Belori Vipeq Team. She finished 54th out of 114 starters while faithfully helping teammate Agnieta Francke finish 8th in a race won by former World Champion Marta Bastianelli.
Before turning pro, Wolfe was living on the island of Mallorca working as a bike tour guide when she decided to enter the Mallorca 312 Gran Fondo last year. She raced the 225km distance, winning the women’s race with a time of 7:14 and finishing 14th overall.
That win caught the attention of pro cycling teams, including Belori Vipeq. The Spanish team invited her to ride several 2020 early season races.
Besides Vuelta CV Feminas, she also had a strong performance at the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana stage race in February where she finished 26th on stage 3 out of 123 pro riders.
Of course, her #1 fan is her father John who is thrilled to see her compete against some of the world’s best racers. “I’m a very proud Dad,” he posted on social media during the Setmana Ciclista Valenciana race.
Unfortunately, her pro debut was cut short after when the UCI postponed the season due to COVID-19. With the resumption of European pro racing this summer look for Wolfe’s name in the results as she continues to live the dream.