Rebecca Fahringer hitting cyclo-cross stride with two races until Worlds

Rebecca Fahringer
American Rebecca Fahringer was 13th at the 2020 Cyclo-cross Worlds (Image credit: Wil Matthews)

Bike racing is a team sport, so it’s tough to compete when you are solo – you're on your own for training, mechanic support and even cooking. American Rebecca Fahringer started her third cyclo-cross season with Kona Maxxis Shimano facing a lot of new variables for 2020-21. With no elite races in the US and a “fear of missing out”, she set out for a full schedule in Europe leading up to the World Championships in a few weeks.

“I wanted to come because I wanted to race! I knew if I stayed home that the FOMO would be too great. Also my skills are nowhere near top-notch, and I feared a year off would dull them too much to re-sharpen again,” Fahringer told Cyclingnews from her base in Belgium.

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Jackie Tyson
North American Production editor

Jackie has been involved in professional sports for more than 30 years in news reporting, sports marketing and public relations. She founded Peloton Sports in 1998, a sports marketing and public relations agency, which managed projects for Tour de Georgia, Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah and USA Cycling. She also founded Bike Alpharetta Inc, a Georgia non-profit to promote safe cycling. She is proud to have worked in professional baseball for six years - from selling advertising to pulling the tarp for several minor league teams. She has climbed l'Alpe d'Huez three times (not fast). Her favorite road and gravel rides are around horse farms in north Georgia (USA) and around lavender fields in Provence (France), and some mtb rides in Park City, Utah (USA).