Emanuela Bandol

Emanuela Bandol

Despite being a late comer to the sport of triathlon; Emanuela has raced 8 Ironman’s, 20 half Ironman’s, countless Olympic Distance triathlons and marathons. She’s raced as an Age Group athlete at a World Championship level in all governing bodies – Ironman Kona, Maui Xterra, ITU Long Course & Off Road Triathlon.

In 2014 she took a break from triathlon and decided to focus solely on road cycling and learning how to mountain bike.

In the last 4 years she’s ridden at Cat2 level, racing stage races in USA, 100+ mile Gravel Races, 7-Day Stage Race (TransAlps). In her first year mountain biking she signed up for 6-12HR Enduro Mountain Bike races and even placed top 10 in women’s open category in BC’s 6-Day ST6 Mountain Bike Stage Race.

Most recently she became the AG 2017 ITU Off Road Triathlon World Champion, and was 2016 BC Xterra Canadian National and Provincial AG Champion.

Emanuela is passionate about seeing women, young girls in the sport of cycling and mountain biking, which are her most favourite disciplines! When she’s not swimming biking and running, you’ll likely see her scrambling up on a mountain, ski mountaineering, touring in the backcountry or torturing herself on the misery sticks – but smiling and giggling the entire time!

Endurance sport has empowered her to go after big goals and she hasn’t looked back since it all began 12 years ago.

She challenges everyone; young and ripe to feel the joy and freedom of riding a bicycle, spending time on a mountain top, exploring their backyard, appreciate the simplicity of being outdoors and playing like a big kid.

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