At L'Etape by Tour de France, we believe that our customers are our best representatives... that is why we created L'Etape Social Riders program, a group of riders from all over the world. They all registered for L'Etape du Tour and were chosen to share with you what they like about cycling, how they train and how they prepare to ride L'Etape in July.
I was born and grew up in a small village in the mountains of Cyprus. Together with my parents and my younger sister, I spent a lot of time in nature with continuous outdoor and sport activities. So, I started to take part in competitions within different sports like swimming and handball. When I was 17, I bought a road bike for exercise. A month later, I participated in my first race which was Cyprus Road Cup and I finished 1st in the junior category.
From that moment, I realized that cycling is my sport and I was called to became a member of the National Team. In 2014, I won the Road and MTB Cyprus Cup and finished 2nd at the National Championships of MTB, Road Race and Time Trial. From then until now I had many wins and podiums, in and out of Cyprus and some of my best results are x7 TT, x3 Road, x6 MTB National Champion, 15th place at European TT Championships and 25th at European MTB Championships. Last year I won the KOM Jersey at International Tour of Rhodes and also I was 28th at Elite World Time Trial Championships. That results and my passion of cycling motivates me to work harder for 2022 with my big goal the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.