Chloe Woodruff, Sofia Gomez-Villafane, Keegan Swenson & Rose Grant, USA
DISCIPLINE: Mountain Bike: XC, Short-Track, Marathon, Enduro
HOMETOWN: Prescott, Ariz.
Chloe Woodruff, Sofia Gomez-Villafane, Keegan Swenson & Rose Grant are the core of the Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team. They bring their unique strengths, motivations, and energy to the program and together, built a synergy to create a positive team presence and atmosphere.This team believes it’s not all about what you do, but how you do it.
Founded in 2015 by the husband and wife duo, Chloe and Travis Woodruff, the Stan’s-Pivot Pro Team is backed by Stan’s NoTubes, a small company whose tubeless innovations fundamentally changed the sport of mountain biking. A partnership with Pivot began at the onset of 2016, and nothing felt more natural as both the Woodruffs and Pivot call the rugged terrain of Arizona home.
YEARS ON STAGES: 3
FAVORITE POWER WORKOUTS: We do a progression of 5min interval workouts over a few weeks. 5min at 80% VO2 max with a short recovery, between 1-2 minutes. We start with 4-5 the first week and work up towards 7-8 interval reps. These are my favorite because they can simulate the fatigue you feel towards the end of the race, and it takes a lot of focus to get through them. The rule is, if I think I might be able to do one more and hit the power numbers, then I do it. Sometimes they kick my butt but when I complete 6+ of these, I know I’m ready to suffer through the finish of a race.
WHAT’S ON CHLOE’S HEAD UNIT: Lap Time/Lap Power/Heart Rate/Power for intervals sessions. For endurance rides on the road or mountain bike, I usually leave my Garmin 810 on the map screen.
FIRST STAGES POWER MOMENT: The first time I raced with power was when I had a career best ride at the Cairns World Cup in 2016. It was great to look back and have the data from the race form my Stages.EXPLORE XTR M980
Chloe and Rose kicked ass throughout the 2016 season. Rose won the Whiskey Off-Road and Chloe went to the Olympics. With Stan’s, Pivot Cycles, and Shimano behind them, they are looking to build on their momentum from a successful 2016 season and will be racing XCO on the UCI World Cup (XCO), the Pro Cross-Country Tour (Pro XCT), Epic Rides races, and many more.
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ALL ABOUT OLYMPIAN CHLOE WOODRUFF
OFF SEASON ACTIVITY: Hiking and trail running with my dog, Maja. I also enjoy training and racing a 5K Turkey Trot.
RACE MOTTO: When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
FAVORITE THING ABOUT TRAINING: Getting to explore, acclimating to discomfort, climbing mountains, singletrack rewards, and cookies.
LEAST FAVORITE TRAINING THING: Crashing. I try not to but sometimes it just happens.
THE MEAL CHLOE COULD EAT EXCLUSIVELY FOREVER: Burritos.