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Cromwell goes all in for Rio Olympics

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Tiffany Cromwell sports the new Canyon//SRAM racing kit for 2016

Tiffany Cromwell sports the new Canyon//SRAM racing kit for 2016
(Image credit: Canyon SRAM)
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Tiffany Cromwell (Cannyon//Sram) at Ladies Tour of Qatar stage 1

Tiffany Cromwell (Cannyon//Sram) at Ladies Tour of Qatar stage 1
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A local man looks on as Cyclingnews' Barry Ryan interviews Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon//Sram) at the Ladies Tour of Qatar

A local man looks on as Cyclingnews' Barry Ryan interviews Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon//Sram) at the Ladies Tour of Qatar
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Tiffany Cromwell in action at the Bay Crits

Tiffany Cromwell in action at the Bay Crits
(Image credit: Mark Gunter/Cyclingnews.com)
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Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) stretches out the field

Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) stretches out the field
(Image credit: Marco Quezada/nyvelocity.com)

When Tiffany Cromwell arrived back in Australia during the off-season a week ahead of her still-in-transit bike, she came up with creative ways to build fitness ahead of the Tour of Margaret River pro-am event.

Her varied slate of activities included yoga, hiking and a competitive paddle boarding race, but on the seventh day, Cromwell took on a discipline that might prove something of an omen for the year to come – the Brazilian martial art of capoeira, which combines elements of dance and acrobatics.

The Rio Olympic Games loom large on the horizon of Cromwell’s 2016, of course, and after the disappointment of missing out on selection for the London Olympics four years ago, she is determined to make amends this time around. Based on her performances over the intervening period, certainly, it would be a surprise if Cromwell weren’t on the plane to Brazil come August.