Evelyn Stevens

  
  


Evelyn Stevens

Date of Birth: May 9, 1983
Height: 5'5"/1.7m
Weight: 120 lbs./54 kg./8.6 st.
Place of Birth: Claremont, California
Hometown: Acton, Massachusetts
Current Residence: Girona, Spain/Boulder, Colorado
Teams: Specialized-Lululemon (2012-Present), HTC-Highroad (2010-11)
Education: Dartmouth College (B.S. Government & Gender Studies '05)
Website: evelynstevens.com

Olympic Experience/UCI World Championships Results

  • 2013 UCI Road World Championships, Toscana, Italy (4th time trial; 1st team time trial - with Specialized-lululemon; 5th road race)
  • 2012 UCI Road World Championships, Valkenburg, Netherlands (2nd time trial; 1st team time trial - with Specialized-lululemon; 16th road race)
  • 2012 Olympic Games, London, England (24th road race)
  • 2011 UCI Road World Championships, Copenhagen, Denmark (15th time trial; 72nd road race)
  • 2010 UCI Road World Championships, Melbourne, Australia (6th time trial; 21st road race)
  • 2009 UCI Road World Championships, Mendriso, Switzerland (15th road race)

National Championships

Career Highlights

  • 1st place — 2013 Gracia-Orlova, Stage 1, Czech Republic
  • 1st overall — 2012 La Route de France
  • 1st place — 2012 La Route de France, Stage 7, Stage 9
  • 1st place —  2012 UCI World Cup #4 - La Flèche Wallonne, Belgium
  • 1st overall — 2012 Women's Tour of New Zealand
  • 1st place — 2012 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile, Stage 3, Vernio - Castiglione dei Pepoli
  • 1st overall — 2012 Gracia-Orlova, Czech Republic
  • 1st place — 2012 Gracia-Orlova, Stage 1, Czech Republic
  • 1st overall — 2012 Exergy Tour, Idaho
  • 1st place — 2011 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Stage 4
  • 1st place — 2010 Giro d'Italia Femminile, Stage 7 Chiavenna to Albese con Cassano, Italy
  • 1st place — 2010 Chrono Gastineau
  • 1st place — 2010 Nature Valley Grand Prix, Stage 6, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • 1st place — 2010 Redlands Bicycle Classic, Stage 4, Redlands, California
  • 1st place — 2009 Route de France, Stage 4, Vierzon to St. Poucain sue Sioule, France
  • 1st overall — 2009 Fitchburg Classic, Fitchburg, Massachusetts
  • 1st overall — 2009 Cascade Cycling Classic, Bend, Oregon

Points of Interest

  • Evelyn's rapid rise from amateur to pro and then to a national time trial title elicited the remark that "She just came out of nowhere" from HTC-Highroad team creator and visionary Bob Stapleton. Stevens stood out enough for USA Cycling V.P. of Athletics Jim Miller to notice her competing in regional races while still working on Wall Street and invite her to be a part of USA Cycling's National Development Program. Her history, however, smacks of hard work and determination, which is more likely responsible for her white-hot emergence.
  • Stevens was an investment banker on Wall Street until she gave it up to become a professional cyclist in 2009.
  • 'Evie' was a stellar collegiate tennis player at Dartmouth.

Personal

Stevens outsprinted multi-time world champ Marianne Vos to win Fleche Wallone Women's World Cup in April of 2012 and qualify for automatic nomination to the U.S. Olympic road race squad.
Stevens outsprinted multi-time world champ Marianne Vos to win Fleche Wallone Women's World Cup in April of 2012 and qualify for automatic nomination to the U.S. Olympic road race squad.
A decade ago, choosing a career as a professional road cyclist over that of an investment banker would have been considered risky at best, irresponsible at worst. Then in 2008, the tables turned, the economy crashed and Evelyn Stevens’ employer, Lehman Brothers, filed for bankruptcy. Soon a job as a pro racer looked promising for Evelyn, who was introduced to cycling by her sister and got into racing through New York City's Century Road Club Association.

Evelyn swapped her business suits and flats for lycra and cleated shoes, swung her leg over a bike and rode off down a new career path that led to the top of the podium in no time. After scoring two hard-won victories in prestigious stage races in 2009, she went pro in 2010. Evelyn confessed that she was extremely fortunate that the estimable team HTC-Columbia took a risk on her for her first pro season but it was a well-calculated risk for the team and an incredible learning experience for Evelyn.

For instance, her descending skills were seriously lacking and so, to avoid disaster, the team's technical director took three days out of his busy schedule to put her through “downhill camp." Those three days proved to be some of the most challenging yet rewarding days of her 2010 season. The training and practice paid off as Evelyn again climbed to the top of the podium at significant races during her rookie year.

After several stellar seasons on the bike Evelyn is on her way to fulfilling her dreams — from banker to biker via a crash, and thankfully not the other way around.



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