Lotta Henttala

Hometown

Noormarkku, Finland

Date of birth

28 June 1989

Languages

Finnish and English

Nicknames

None

Lotta has been racing bikes on the world’s biggest stage for nearly a decade. She has 25 professional wins to her name, including Gent-Wevelgem and Dwars Door Vlaanderen. She has won Finland’s elite road and time trial national championships a combined dozen times in her career. It’s safe to say that Lotta is an experienced racer.

She is a sprinter who excels in one day races, like the cobbled classics. Her ability to both ride aggressively and read a race make her a formidable opponent. The expertise she has developed over the years will be invaluable to her teammates.

Lotta stepped away from the professional peloton in 2022 when her son was born but she knew she wasn’t finished with the sport and eagerly returned to bike racing in 2023. In 2024, Lotta will focus first on the spring classics and then will target Olympic selection for the games in Paris.

Lotta’s love of cycling and sports in general runs deep. She imagines that if she had not become a professional racer, she would be a sports teacher in Finland. On top of racing and training, she is currently studying to be a physiotherapist.


Questions & Answers

What is your favorite climb? What makes it special?

Anything less than five percent!

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Why?

Home. It’s the best place on earth.

Think about your best teammate ever. What was the quality in them that you appreciated?

Hard working but having fun all the time.

Which emoji do you use the most?

What is your favorite word in your native language? What does it mean? What do you like about it?

Noniin. It does not really mean anything but you can basically use it to answer everything.

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