Place of birth
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Date of Birth
23 May 1987
A description of the kind of rider you are:
Time triallist & rouleur
What are your strengths on the bike?
Time trialling, I always enjoy a breakaway, lead-outs.
What’s the most significant (good or bad) thing that has happened to you during your career?
This winter has been hard. I was disappointed not to get selected for Worlds at the end of last season but I also crashed at the Tour Feminin Ardeche fracturing my fibula and tearing a hamstring. Mentally it has been tough, it feels like rehab has been slow, but with the support of the team, it is getting better. I have learned a lot about myself from it and I know I will be all the stronger for it.
Who inspired you to start cycling?
Flavio Zappi (an Italian ex-pro who raced in the 1980s) got me into racing.
What interests do you have away from cycling?
I’m a qualified doctor so I’m always interested in sports medicine and physiology, otherwise, I enjoy cooking, coffee and reading Terry Pratchett.