I managed to spend a morning with World Cup 4X racer Angie Hohenwarter last summer at Crankworx, we shot some photos and talked about things that make her wheels turn.
Twenty something Angie Hohenwarter has been riding bikes since she was 4 years old, and racing since she was 9. Her results and riding style definitely reflect that, and she's chalked up a pretty decent string of results in the last few years. 4th place at the Schladming World Cup 4X in 2008, Austrian 4X Champion, 4th at the Bromont World Cup, 5th at the European 4X Championships and a few more...
Angie lists her favorite place to ride as Canada and she looks right at home cornering over Canadian roots...
The Details: You race mountain bikes, how did it start?
Angie racing at Leogang, photo by Ale di Lullo
My brother and father always drove to XC Races – I got a bit jealous and wanted to do that too, so that´s how it started... that was 17 years ago. Why do you race?
Cause it is fun to compete against riders from all over the world. What made you choose 4X instead of DH or XC?
XC was too boring for me, I needed more action so I switched to DH and then to 4x because I like the battle between the racers. What was your scariest moment on a bike?
It was in Leogang where I was training for the “Top to Bottom Eliminator”, I crashed pretty hard and dislocated my shoulder... Favorite place to ride?
Canada! What influences you in racing, who do you look up to?
I love to travel around, meet people, see different countries/culture... it´s a once in a lifetime experience for me. Are you inspired by any pro women racers, if so, which ones?
There are lots of great pro women racers e.g. Jill Kintner racing 4x – she switched to BMX and won an Olympic Medal or Rachel Atherton, who was coming back so strong from a big Injury. I think every Woman racer can inspire you in different ways. You're a girl, how does it feel to be in a sport that's predominantly males?
At my Work it´s also the same with the guys, sometimes it’s not easy, but I don´t care. I have fun, enjoy it and girls rock too! Do you do any other sports? Cross training?
I like all kinds of different sports e.g. climbing, skiing, archery, yoga, tennis... More Personal Stuff… Girlie or Tomboy?
Mixed!Dresses or Jeans?
JEANS!Favorite riding clothes?
Maloja Tea or Coffee?
Coffee in the morning, tea at night. Makeup?
That depends on the event. Pink or Black?
RED! In 5 years…?
I´ll be older and still riding my bike. Sponsors? Norco Bikes
Photo copyright Bause.at
Photo copyright Bause.at
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