Bjorn Selander

NATIONALITY

U.S.A.

HOMETOWN

Hudson, WI

DATE OF BIRTH

1.28.1988

RESIDENCE

Hudson, WI

STRENGTHS

All-rounder

PRO SINCE

2010

HEIGHT

5'11

WEIGHT

157

LIKES

Being extreme

DISLIKES

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2nd, Prologue, Giro d'Italia (2011)

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INTERVIEW

What event or person inspired you to take up cycling and why?
My family, because biking was a big part of our lives. A family that bikes together stays together.

What was you first memorable and meaningful experience on the bike?
Riding with my grandpa for 80 miles on his 80th birthday.

Who were your heroes growing up and why?
My dad and brother, they are just such positive people and enjoy life.

If you weren’t riding for the team, what would you be doing?
Flying airplanes with my brother.

Do you have any unusual rituals, superstitions or things you do before a big race?
I always have to eat before a big race.

What kind of health problems, injuries or other adversities have you encountered in your racing career?
I have had to deal with a back and hip problem.

What are some simple ways to eat healthy before, during, or after exercise?
Eat real food.

Do you have any unique or unusual hobbies, qualifications or interests outside of cycling?
I am very interested in kite boarding but I have never experienced it.  I like extreme sports.