Tiffany Cromwell: The surprise call-up to Tokyo Olympic Games

WEVELGEM BELGIUM OCTOBER 11 Tiffany Cromwell of Australia and Team Canyon Sram Racing during the 9th GentWevelgem In Flanders Fields 2020 Women Elite a 1414km race from Ieper to Wevelgem GentWevelgem FlandersClassic on October 11 2020 in Wevelgem Belgium Photo by Bas CzerwinskiGetty Images
Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM) at Gent-Wevelgem (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

When Tiffany Cromwell began racing bikes in the junior ranks, she entered a talent identification programme that scouted hopefuls ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. More than 15 years later, she finally gets her first shot at the Olympics Games in Tokyo. 

Cromwell was somewhat of a surprise selection but has been entrusted with the on-road captain's role to help guide the four-rider Australian national team toward a gold medal in the elite women's road race held on July 25.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.