Road Cyclist: UCI Women's WorldTeam team rider, multiple National Junior champion, and National Criterium champion
Born: Stavanger, Norway
Date of birth: 23rd July 1998
Lives & trains: Stavanger, Norway
Team: Team DSM
Susanne Andersen is a UCI Women’s WorldTeam rider for Team DSM, and is a fantastic and valued member of the women’s peloton.
Susanne has been into sport since a very young age playing football, and it was during this time that she recognised her desire to win. She realised her other young teammates did not have the same competitive passion as her - she hated to lose. Susanne soon got into cycling after borrowing a bike from a local cycling club, and once she felt the freedom of two wheels, she was hooked.
Days and miles of training were spent with her father, following his wheel, and she’s forever thankful to him for inspiring her to get out and train and put the work in. Now the tables have turned as he follows her wheel!
In 2015 Susanne was Norwegian National Junior Champion in the individual time trial and runner up in the road race, and also won the National Junior cyclo-cross title. She followed up with a double win in 2016 in both the road race and time trial.
In 2016, Susanne rode to a 3rd place podium in the road race at the Junior UCI World Championships in Doha, which was a fantastic result, following a 13th place in the individual time trial.
2017 was Susanne's first year as an elite rider in the peloton - and her performances did not disappoint. Susanne came 7th in the World Championships road race in Bergen, a very impressive result and set the bar for things to come. Susanne also won silver in the U23 European Championships in Herning, so a great season all round.
Susanne has been riding with Team DSM since 2019 and has settled in well, learning a lot form the team and her fellow riders. She’s gained confidence and motivation to both be a leader where she is always out to impress, and also work for her teammates – particularly in the lead outs. Susanne is a fast and punchy rider, taking several top ten finishes with the team when riding for a result, including an impressive fifth place in De Panne in 2019.
Susanne’s favourite events are the Classics and is developing into a good road captain, so she looks forward to these races with the team, particularly as part of the lead out train where she has been an integral member to date.