. "There is no such thing as bad weather, just a bad attitude." [R. Wardell]
AGE: 40 (Green Jersey - Sprinter)
Better know to the peloton as Bec, our resident power athlete spent her early athletic career jumping hurdles. After a couple of seasons, she realised she was also pretty good with heavy balls, sharp sticks, high jumps and running fast in a straight line. The transition to heptathlon was the obvious choice for an athlete that can do it all. In 2008 Becs lived her dream of representing New Zealand at the Olympic Games; running, jumping and throwing her way around the Birdsnest in front of 80,000 people.
Becs graduated with a degree in Engineering, but it was her passion for the Olympic movement that lead her to a job with the New Zealand Olympic Committee and soon after, the International Olympic Committee. Her most recent role had her living in South Korea as the Senior Planning and Coordination Manager of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games. She has spent the last few years travelling to the lesser known countries of the world, and on weekends has been known to conquer the Swiss mountains and the highest passes of Peru and Bolivia by bike. An all-rounder on the track and all-round over achiever in life.
Along with Bec's ability to engage her fast twitch before anyone else in the peloton, she is also the older and wiser member of the team. Her passion for arrivals and departures and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets makes her the obvious choice for her designated role as 'head of strategy, visas, route planning and navigation', essentially our 'Director Sportif'. If we end up in Sweden, we know who to blame.