Tauranga, New Zealand
Date of birth
18 December 2001
Kim came to cycling via triathlon, a sport she took up as a teenager. When she grew tired of constant running injuries, she made the switch to cycling and has loved every minute of it.
She excels both in time trialing and on long climbs. Kim came to Europe to race for the first time in 2022 as the New Zealand U23 time trial national champion and placed fifth that season in the Mont Ventoux Dénivelé Challenge. Last year she got her first taste of stage racing and finished third on the queen stage at the Tour of Scandinavia.
With climbing and time trialing, Kim appreciates how they are straightforward disciplines. Still new to the sport, racing a TT or a climb means she doesn’t have to worry too much about tactics and can focus on pedaling and pushing herself to her limits, something she loves to do.
In 2024, Kim’s goal is to continue growing as a rider through racing and learning from her teammates.
Questions & Answers
What is your favorite climb? What makes it special?
Mont Ventoux. It’s just epic. The way you go from trees to rocks and salt makes you feel like you are on the moon.
If you weren't a professional cyclist, what would you be? Why?
A midwife. I have always wanted to be a midwife. Something super amazing about what they do!
Who is your favorite athlete in any sport? What do you admire about them?
Lisa Carrington. She’s very down to earth and humble. Really inspiring to me.
Think about your best teammate ever. What was the quality in them that you appreciated?
Trust. If you have trust in a teammate's relationship, then you can’t go wrong. You have to back each other’s decisions and trust in each other.
What is your favorite word in your native language? What does it mean? What do you like about it?
Chocka means to be full but can be used for so many scenarios.