Women’s Cycling Profiles: Anna Plichta

Name: Anna Plichta
Date of Birth – 10th February 1992
Nationality – Polish
2020 Team – Trek-Segafredo
Former Teams – Boels-Dolmans, WM3 Energie, BTC City Ljubljana
Career Achievements
1st National Championships TT (2019)
2nd Gracia – Orlová Stage (2019), National Championships Road Race (2017), O cenu Českého Švýcarska GC & Stage (2016), Belgium Tour Stage (2015)
3rd National Championships Road Race (2018), O cenu Českého Švýcarska Stage (2016 & 2015), O cenu Českého Švýcarska GC (2015)
4th Gracia – Orlová GC (2019), Healthy Ageing Tour Stage (2019), National Championships TT (2018, 2017, 2014), O cenu Českého Švýcarska Stage (2016), International de l’Ardèche Stage (2016), GP Gippengen (2014)
5th Madrid Challenge Stage (2019), Tour of Zhoushan Island GC (2016), National Championships TT (2015)
7th Madrid Challenge GC (2019), Belgium Tour GC (2015)

Who taught you to ride and bike & how old were you?

First, started when I was 14, only because my sisters signed up to the cycling club in our village. I started with MTB, but quit after few years. My come back and the real start with road cycling was in 2014, so I was 22 years old.

What was your first proper road bike & what colour was it?

Focus. Red in colour.

Anna Plichta, on the right, during the 2019 Women’s Tour

What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?

Polish mountains.

What’s the most important piece of kit/advice that has helped boost your performance?

Never stop believing.

Anna Plichta

What tips do you have to keep the love of cycling going amidst all the training?

Good playlist.

What experiences are still to do on your cycling ‘bucket list’?

A bike trip in countries in the south of Europe 😉

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