In 2019 Wilma took numerous top tens and podium places, with the highlight of her season being winning both the road race and time trial at the Swedish national championships, alongside the overall title at the Watersley Ladies Challenge. A new recruit to the team in 2020, Wilma made the step up from the junior ranks to the elite women’s peloton.
Wilma got her start in the sport after going to a camp ran by her local club, focusing on mountain biking for the first few years. With her dad a road racer, it wasn’t long before he got her to try out a road bike too. Wilma thought that road racing was “really cool” and at the age of 15 started to fixate her attention onto that instead of the mountain bike. As a youngster Wilma did a lot running, both on the track and trails, but it was too hard to do both that and cycling and soon it was her love for two wheels that took over.
Motivated by seeing the elite bunch on television, Wilma also likes to analyse her own power data after training rides or looking back at her races and seeing where she could have done better. However, the young Swede learning what type of rider she is.
Unfortunately like most of the Women’s peloton, Wilma’s 2020 season was cut short but she still managed to pick up good results and ride strongly for the team, with two top ten finishes in the European Championships being her season highlight.
Away from cycling, Wilma enjoys hanging out with friends from school; socialising and doing “normal stuff” with them. She finishes her studies in the summer but doesn’t plan on doing any more in the near future as it is “not so fun to study”. Instead she wants to focus 100 percent on cycling.