NORCO / RED BULL, USA
DISCIPLINE: Downhill, slalom, pumptrack, mountain bike, BMX
HOMETOWN: Bellingham, Washington
BIRTHDATE: Oct 24, 1981
Jill Kintner is one of the US’s most dominant, versatile and accomplished gravity racers. She has dominated 4-Cross mountain biking, slalom, pump track and BMX. Her list of accolades is highlighted by an Olympic Bronze medal from the 2008 Games, 4 consecutive world titles in 4-Cross, 15 World Cup 4-cross wins and 15 USA National Championships. In 2016, Jill added to her list of accomplishments an Enduro National Championship. In 2016 she’ll take on gravity mountain biking as she continues down the road to become the most decorated cyclists of all time.
YEARS ON STAGES: 5
JILL’S FAVORITE POWER WORKOUT: I love doing sprints between mailboxes on my street. They’re quick and all out. I also am a big fan of Up and Over Sprints.
WHAT’S ON HER GARMIN 500 MAIN SCREEN: Heart rate, time, power.
HOW SHE USES POWER: “When I train, I like to check in on my watts to gauge how I’m doing. I always doubt if I’ve done enough, and training with power helps alleviate my doubt, because you have these tangible results to help you know if you’re on a path to success. Since I don’t race with data, I like uploading everything to Strava after nearly puking and seeing it was a best effort.”
EXPLORE SAINT M820
With such domination in so many disciplines, this list is as impressive as it gets.
OLYMPIC BMX BRONZE MEDALIST ‘08
3-TIME UCI 4X WORLD CHAMPION
2-TIME UCI 4X WORLD CUP OVERALL
15 UCI WORLD CUP 4X WINS
15 USA ELITE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
11 SEA OTTER CLASSIC WINS
24 CRANKWORX EVENT WINS
2 -TIME QUEEN OF CRANKWORX
5 WORLD CUP DOWNHILL PODIUMS
BMX HALL OF FAME ‘12
HOMETOWN HERO- CITY OF KIRKLAND
GUEST APPEARANCE ON OPRAH
Olympic Bronze medalist- ’08
USA Olympian- BMX- ’08
US National Champion, Elite Women- ’08
US National Champion, Pro Women NBL- ’02
ABA World Champion- ’02
UCI World Champion- ’97 – 16 Girls
5-Time USA Downhill Champion ’10,’11,’13,’14,’15
5- UCI World Cup DH Podiums
Top 5 World Champs -’13, ’14
3-Time Crankworx – Air DH Champ- ’13, ’14,’15
Crankworx NZ DH Champ- ’16
2 Time Crankworx Queen of Gravity- ’11, ’13
3-Time ProGRT Series Champ- ’10,’11,’15
3-Time Sea Otter DH Champ- ’12, ’13,’15
US Open DH Champion- ’11
NW Cup Series Champion- DH- ’10
Crankworx Colorado- DH Champ- ’10
Triple DHip DH Champion- ’11
43-Time UCI 4X World Champion- ’05,’06,’07
2-Time UCI World Cup 4X Overall Champion-’05,’06,
15 UCI World Cup 4X Victories
4-Time US National Champion 4X
2-Time Jeep “Queen” of the Mountain
4-Time Crankworx 4X Champ
3- Time Sea Otter Classic 4x Champion
Norba 4X Series Champion
Australian 4X Series Champion
4- Time USA Slalom National Champion-’11,’13,’14,’15
5-Time Sea Otter Slalom Champ-’10,’11,’12,’13,’15
5-Time Crankworx- Slalom ’09,’11,’12,’13,’15
3- Time US Open GS Champ- ’09,’10,’11
2-Time Crankworx Giant Slalom Champ ’09, ’11
Crankworx Colorado- Slalom Champ-’10
Crankworx NZ – Speed and Style Champ – ’16
5-Time Crankworx Canada- Pump track Champion
’10,’11, ’12, ’13,’15
Crankworx NZ Pump track Champion- ’16
USA National Enduro Champ, ’15
SPIRIT ANIMAL: Squirrel
OFF THE BIKE: This silly game that is like ping pong but bigger- Pickleball- Indoor rainy day tournaments at my gym☺
PRE-RACE RITUAL: I like to draw maps, make a plan and stick to it.
SUPER POWER: I’m ambidextrous like crazy.
ROLE MODEL: Anyone who works hard, is a good person, and treats others with respect.
BEST THING ABOUT TRAINING: It alleviates doubt and helps me succeed.
LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT TRAINING: I like most all of it. Maybe taking vitamins.
GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: Olympic medalist in Beijing
GREATEST OBSTACLE: Probably just trusting that I have done enough.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT RACING: The pressure and seeing what I can do in the heat of the moment.
MOST EMBARRASSING RACING MOMENT: I flipped over a hay bale once at sea otter into a mud pit.
WHAT’S NEXT: My main goal is to always improve and learn to keep progressing at riding bikes and be the best I can be, but specifically; I want to win the Queen of Crankworx title, podium DH World Cups, win everything in North America for DH and slalom, and give back to my community through some camps and outreach.
ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS BUT THEY SHOULD KNOW: I don’t really like the look of goatees, they creep me out.