• Name: Tamara Davenne
  • Age: 27
  • Hometown: Mouscron, Belgium
  • College: Merton
  • Degree: D.Phil in Infection, Immunology & translational medicine
  • Previous education: Master’s degree in molecular and cellular biology
  • Cycling discipline(s): Road & MTB
  • First cycling club: Oxford University Cycling Club
  • First race: Hillingdon crit 2015
  • Favourite race (to ride): Town centre crits
  • Best result: Winning a stage of the 3 days of Bedford (2017 Women’s Team Series) after having won the BUCS Road Race/Crit double a few weeks before
  • Pre-race ritual: being relaxed
  • Greatest ride: 100km before breakfast on solstice day
  • Longest ride: 100miles – I am not a long distance cyclist!
  • Favourite ride food: I can give you my favourite pre-ride breakfast which is peanut butter and Nutella on toast with a cappuccino. It always makes me happy, the best way to start a ride or a race.
  • Favourite pro: Philippe Gilbert
  • Favourite race (to watch): Tour de France
  • First race you saw in person: a stage of the TdF close to my home town, when the TdF went through Belgium more than 10 years ago!