A coffee with Dani Molina

autorRotor Bike Components
fecha20th July 2022

A short bio of who you are and your career so far

An athlete since I was little, I started swimming and competing when I was only 5 years old. At 22, a motorcycle accident changed my life and sport became my way of life. Paralympic in Athens 2004 in swimming, in 2012 I started in the world of triathlon being runner-up in the world. Since 2013 triathlon professional achieving very good results.

Three greatest achievements

  • World Champion in 2017, 2018 and 2019
  • European Champion in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021
  • World runner-up in 2012, 2013 and 2021

To know more about you:

How did you start cycling / triathlon?

I started by chance, they made me a prosthesis to ride a bike and I started with the mountain bike, months later they made me one to run. I was already swimming since my childhood, so a friend convinced me.

Why do you continue with triathlon now?

It has become my job, my passion and my way of life.

What was the most important race you’ve done to date? 

Maybe my first world championship in Rotterdam 2017, although there are many great races in my sporting life.

What is your pre-race ritual? 

Check before departure that everything is in its place and visualize the entire transition area very well.

What do you think about while cycling? 

Competing I try not to think too much.

What is your favourite training food? 

Bars and a good caffeinated gel always help.

How do you recover after a tough cycling?

Eating good. And trying to rest, I have two little children…hehehe.

What song is your go-to for the cycling? 

Human – The Killers.

Who is your favorite cycling “team”?

Movistar, I think they have very good Spanish riders and they have done things very well.

Apart from endurance sports, what is your passion? 

Any sport, Ski, windsurfing, water skiing

What was the best piece of cycling advice you ever received?

Enjoy, enjoy the bike, every workout.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?

Enjoy the journey and if you are lucky enough to become a paralympic sport professional, enjoy it even more.

Why ROTOR?

I have been with ROTOR for many years and I think the material they have is one of the best on the market.

What’s your favorite ROTOR component and why? 

ROTOR 2INpower, allows me to see how I pedal at all times and in my case it is important to know how much each leg works and especially the prosthesis.

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