A coffee with Anne Haug

A coffee with Anne Haug

February 7, 2022 116 view(s)

A conversation with cyclist Anne Haug

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

I have started triathlon very late at the age of 20 by teaching myself how to swim. At the same I met my coach Dan Lorang as a fellow student at university and he started coaching me ever since. The first half of my career I spent racing ITU and moved to long course from 2017 after my second Olympic Games.

Three greatest achievements in her career:

  • 2nd and 3rd ITU Worldchampion 2012+2013
  • 2times Olympian (London, Rio)
  • Ironman World Champion

To know more about Anne Haug: 

How did you start cycling / triathlon?: I got my first bike just after my 3rd Birthday and I was so proud of the "Blue Rocket". My mom always says that she haven´t seen more happy than on this day. But my first triathlon was very late at the age of 20. 

Why do you continue with triathlon now?: I love to see what I´m capable of with hard training and will power in order to achieve my goals.

What was the most important race you´ve done to date?: I can´t pic a specific one. Every race taught me a lot and made me the athlete I am right now, especially this one´s I failed. In order to become better and eventually win one time you have to fail... a lot. That the beauty of sports. 

What is your pre-race ritual?: I always eat overnight oats and braid my hair in a specific way. 

What do you think about while cycling?: Really depends on the session. Ideally nothing at all being completely in a flow when riding fast is the best feeling.

What is your go-to training meal?: Oats. No matter what training session lies ahead, I can always eat them and they provide me with everything I need.

How do you recover after a tough cycling?: Eating and napping in my Reboots.

What song is your go-to for the cycling?: Rihanna and Eminem: I like the way you lie.

Who is your favor cycling "team"?: Bora Hansgrohe. But I´m a bit biased, because of my Coach.

Apart from endurance sports, what is your passion?: I don´t have capacity for another passion in my life. I put all my heart and soul into triathlon. It´s a great privilege if your job is your biggest passion and I´m more than grateful.

What was the best piece of cycling advice you ever received?: Don´t have the inside crank arm down when cornering.

What advice do you have for someone who wants to follow in your footsteps?: Don´t try to follow someone else´s footsteps. Find your own way, surround yourself with good people and trust the process.

Why ROTOR?: Reliability, range of products, quality, aerodynamics, component handling and look of course.

What´s your favorite ROTOR component and why?: Powermeter, because it helps me to become a stronger athlete.