Megan
Jastrab

Residence
Apple Valley, California
Age
18
Nickname
Megdawg
Hobbies
Cooking, baking
Twitter
@JastrabMegan
Favourite food
Mexican, ice cream
Favourite holiday destination
New Zealand
Favourite race
World Championships

A multiple junior World Champion, tasting success on both the track and the road, Megan joins the team after a very esteemed junior career. After good results in the US racing circuit in 2018, she was thrust into the limelight over in Europe after resounding wins at Trofeo Alfredo Binda and the Healthy Ageing Tour. Coming into the World Championships at the end of the year Megan was a hot favourite for the title, with the expectations only turning to motivation for her, with the young American claiming the famous rainbow jersey.

“It was such an incredible feeling to win the Worlds. As a junior, there is a lot of pressure on the race, so it was great to get the result after putting in all the hard work.”

As an active child, Megan used to play any sport that she could, always wanting to be outdoors, having played football (or soccer as she calls it), running and baseball. At the age of 11, her brother bugged her parents to let them ride with her dad so after borrowing her mum’s bike, Megan caught the cycling itch and never looked back: joining the local club and progressing through the ranks each year.

With big goals for 2021, Megan has her sights firmly on fighting for selection for the Olympic games in Tokyo with the USA Track Team and is a former junior Omnium and Madison World Champion.

“The team are really supportive and will help me go for my goals of making it to the Olympics on the track. While on the road, I want to learn about what it’s like to be in the Women’s WorldTour, learn from my teammates and help them as much as possible in the races.”

With a level-headed attitude, Megan is an incredibly driven individual who shows maturity beyond her years, with the talkative and outgoing American imparting and living by some insightful advice:

“There is always room for improvement, you can always get better in every aspect. You can’t perfect it, but you can always keep progressing.”

Away from the bike, you can find Megan studying for her current college/university course where she’s double majoring in business and exercise science, or in the kitchen honing her baking skills. Baclava and cookies are her two favourite things to bake!