Team Colavita

Catherine (Cath) Cheatley


Date of Birth April 6, 1983


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BROWSE PRO TEAM BIOS
Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA)
Janel Holcomb (USA)
Rachel Heal (UK) Directeur Sportif
Adrian Hedderman (IRL) Mechanic


 

Years Pro 4
Home town Wanganui, NZ
Cycling strengths All-around
Career Highlights 2011 New Zealand National Road Champion
2010 NRC Champion
2010 VeloNews Roadie of the Year (Female)
2010 11th World Road Championships
2009 10th World Road Championships
2010 Results 1st NRC Individual Rider Championship
1st Fitchburg Longsjo Classic -- Overall
1st SRAM Tour of the Gila – Stage 5
1st Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Stage 1
1st Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Stage 2
1st BMC Cascade Cycling Classic – Stage 1
1st Tour de Toona
2nd BMC Cascade Cycling Classic -- Overall
2nd SRAM Tour of the Gila – Stage 1
2nd Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Stage 3
2nd Grand Cycling Classic
2nd BMC Cascade Cycling Classic – Stage 3
2nd BMC Cascade Cycling Classic – Stage 5
2nd Chris Thater Memorial
3rd SRAM Tour of the Gila -- Overall
3rd SRAM Tour of the Gila – Stage 2
3rd Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 6
2009 Results 2nd San Dimas Stage Race – Stage 2
2nd Sea Otter Classic – Stage 3
2nd SRAM Tour of the Gila – Stage 2
2nd SRAM Tour of the Gila – Stage 5
2nd Iron Hill Classic
3rd San Dimas Stage Race – Overall
3rd Sea Otter Classic – Stage 2
3rd Dana Point Grand Prix
3rd SRAM Tour of the Gila – Stage 4
3rd Bank of America Wilmington Grand Prix
4th San Dimas Stage Race – Stage 3
4th SRAM Tour of the Gila -- Stage 1
4th SRAM Tour of the Gila – Overall
4th Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Stage 3
5th TD Bank Liberty Classic
5th Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 6
6th Montreal World Cup
6th Nature Valley Grand Prix – Stage 5
7th Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Stage 4
8th Nature Valley Grand Prix – Overall
8th Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Overall
9th SRAM Tour of the Gila – Stage 3
10th Fitchburg Longsjo Classic – Stage 2
Hobbies Baking, gardening, watching movies
Favorite Colavita product Gnocchi
Favorite Italian dish Baked fresh fish with sauce and spinach
What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten? You have to enjoy what you’re doing and be able to laugh  
What’s your favorite book? Andre Agassi’s Open  
What’s your favorite movie? Love Actually, The Castle  
Which superpower would you prefer:  to be invisible or able to fly? Invisible  
What hidden or secret talents do you have? I am a human Garmin  
If you weren’t a pro cyclist, what would you be? Teaching physical education  
When did you start riding and why? Back in 1995 with the Wanganui Cycling Club as my dad was racing  
What’s on your playlist when you train? Good Kiwi music, Ben Harper, Fleetwood Mac  
What race are you most proud of? Definitely 2009 Road World Championships. It was my 2nd race in Europe and my husband was there to watch.  I wasn’t sure I could compete with the top girls so I was pleasantly surprised when I found myself at the business end of the race after only a season of concentrating just on the road  
When the team is preparing dinner, do you volunteer to cook or clean up? Both!