KIESANOWSKI Joanne < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA New Zealand   
Gender Women
Born 24 May 1979 in Christchurch, NZL
Height1.69 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Language Studies - German, Language Studies - Japanese - Massey University: New Zealand
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She took up cycling in 1995.
Why this sport? She saw people riding in bunches together and thought it looked like fun, so her parents bought her a racing bike for Christmas.
Club / Team Team TIBCO: San Francisco, CA, USA
Name of coach Lisa Hunt
Training Regime As well as putting in time on the bike, she also hikes and goes to the gym.
General Interest
Nicknames Jojo. (teamtibco.com, 21 Oct 2011)
Hobbies Yoga, go to nice restaurants with my husband and just hang out in Colorado Springs. (ridestrong.org.nz, 06 Sep 2010)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She always wears a bandana and a jade necklace when she races. (teamtibco.com, 21 Oct 2011)
Awards and honours She was named the 2008 Canterbury Sportswoman of the Year. (teamkiesan.com, 13 May 2008)
Famous relatives Her brother, Ryan, and sister, Michelle, also cycled at a high level. (teamkiesan.com, 13 May 2008)
Ambitions To win an Olympic medal. (stuff.co.nz, 28 Oct 2010)
Other information GRANT
She was awarded $1400 by the New Zealand Olympic Committee in December 2011 to help with training and travel costs. (olympic.org.nz, 19 Dec 2011)