DE GROOT Robyn < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Mountain Bike
CGA South Africa   
Gender Women
Born 26 Dec 1982 in Johannesburg, SAF
Height1.63 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Johannesburg, RSA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started competitive cycling at the age of 24.
Club / Team Momentum Toyota, Lotto Belisol: South Africa
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement "Representing the national team is always a great honour for me." (entelectwebmanager.co.za, 20 Apr 2010)
Injuries In March 2012 she was involved in a bike crash at the Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour. She suffered four broken ribs as a result and returned back to racing in late May 2012. (Cyclenation.co.za, 07 Jun 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Think, believe, dream and finally dare." - Walt Disney (entelectwebmanager.co.za, 20 Apr 2010)
Other information DOMESTIQUE
Her role in the team is that of a support rider. " I'm known to be a reliable support rider, or 'domestique' as they're called in cycling and I guess my willingness to assist others played a role in my selection," she said. "The fact that I've been racing with Ashleigh [Moolman-Pasio] and Jo [van de Winkel] on the same team, both in South Africa and Europe, means we know each other well, which is also important when you're racing as a team. And that's exactly how we'll race this Olympics race, as a team with South Africa's success as our common goal and national pride as our motivation."
(cyclenation.co.za, 07 Jun 2012)