Megan Armitage


Shinrone, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Date of birth

12 August 1996


English, Irish, French



Though Megan Armitage grew up running, playing hockey, and spending all of her freetime outside, she never imagined she would become a professional athlete, let alone a pro cyclist. She was studying abroad in Toulouse for her degree in French law when she and some friends decided to go backpacking in the Pyrénées. After that trip, Megan was hooked.

Megan’s hard work and talent quickly became apparent. She placed second in the Irish road race national championships in 2021, just her second year racing. In 2022, she finished twice in the top ten on stages at the Tour Féminin l'Ardèche. She took her first stage race overall in 2023 at the Vuelta Extremadura Féminas where she also won the queen stage and the points jersey.

She describes herself as an aggressive rider who gets better as the racing gets harder. She is a climber who especially loves Liége-Bastogne-Liége.

Questions & Answers

When a race gets tough, what do you tell yourself?

That I’ve been through more difficult things than this.

If you weren't a professional cyclist, what would you be? Why?

I have absolutely no idea! I enjoyed studying sports law so I’m interested in becoming involved as a rider agent in the future.

What did you study in university?

I studied Law and French Law in University College Dublin.

Giro, Tour, or Vuelta? Why?

The Tour because it’s iconic! The history of this race is only starting to be written for the women’s peloton and I would love to be a part of it.

What is your favorite pump-up song?

Shake it by Metro Station

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