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Gymnast Turned Biker Patricia Druwen Signs With Rose & SRAM

Jan 24, 2023
by rasoulution  
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Press Release: rasoulution

Women’s mountain biking has progressed tremendously over the last few years, and a young girl from Germany, Patricia Druwen, is at the forefront of that progression.

Patricia had a great 2022 season with solid results in iconic events while landing tricks that no other girl has: winning the coveted FMB World Title. For 2023 Patricia plans to defend her title, ride new disciplines, and compete at Crankworx for the first time.

Patricia was born in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany, in 2007. During her childhood, gymnastics became her passion. Later, curiosity got to her, and she started using her gymnastic skills on her street bike. Three years ago, in January 2020, Patricia got her first dirt jump bike, which she fell in love with immediately.

©Nikolei Stark

In an incredibly short period, thanks to her talent and devotion on the bike, Patricia secured the title ‘Queen of Gnar’ at one of the most renowned freeride events, the Audi Nines. She has also made a name for herself in the slopestyle world, with several podium spots, including being one of the first-ever female riders in Red Bull District Ride, where she earned 3rd in the Best Trick contest. With all these results, Patricia finished the 2022 season as the current FMB World Tour and Swiss National Series leader and the FMB Best Trick award in her category.

Having joined the global program of ROSE Bikes and SRAM/RockShox and partnering up with Title, Troy Lee Designs, and Industry Nine, Patricia is more than ready to tackle the 2023 season and defend her FMB World Tour lead.
Early this year she pushed the limits at La Poma with incredible trick combinations like 360 triple bar spins or backflip double bar spins will help her achieve this goal.

“Patricia is an awesome rider! The first time I saw her was on Instagram and I was impressed with the style she has and the tricks that she is doing. When I first met her, she was riding the most technical trails with such ease and control. I’ve never met a girl with such motivation, she always wants to learn new tricks and go bigger! I am really stoked for her!” – Erik Fedko.

Besides slopestyle competitions, she will compete at Crankworx Speed & Style and participate in big bike events like The Nines again.

Stay tuned for a great season and even more progression in women’s mountain biking.

First Day am 27.Dec.2022 in Premi de Dalt La Poma Bikepark Photo Nikolei Stark 2022
©Nikolei Stark

More information about Patricia:

Instagram: www.instagram.com/patricia_druwen/

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  • 24 1
 I’ve just been waiting for this to happen. Crossover from dedicated talented athletes is bound to happen more and more. Gymnasts, CrossFit, Rubgy. Strength, coordination, and being willing to practice are huge assets in sport. Congrats to Patricia!
  • 27 3
 Yeah everything except cross fit anyways Wink
  • 10 0
 @plustiresaintdead: While the pure physical capabilities of top-level cross-fit people can't be denied, I simply can't help but laugh at those seal-flop pull-up things they do. They look like they're trying to breach out of water.
  • 4 1
 @lessgearsmorebeers: Kipping pull ups. I actually quit crossfit because of these lol
  • 5 1
 @lessgearsmorebeers: I can do 40 pullups!! No, you can dry hump the air in front of everybody 40 times.
  • 2 2
 CrossFit, and talented athletes are pretty far away in the Venn diagram. Pull up your socks bruh
  • 2 0
 @onawalk: Didn't say we had to respect them, but they are highly trained and obsessive athletes Smile
  • 1 0
 @andrewfif: highly trained is subjective for sure, and I’ll still argue against talented.
How you gonna say your the best at exercising?
  • 1 0
 Not sure where you’re going with this. Trained is a definition with subjective connotations. In exercise science research nearly all of them would be called athletes and highly trained if they are somewhat serious. I don’t like CrossFit, but most folks can’t do nearly half of what a cult crossfitter can do aerobically or Ana..so that’s what I’m coming from and there’s no arguing that. Maybe I made it sound too supportive lol @onawalk:
  • 1 0
 @onawalk: Well considering crossfit is made up of primarily Olympic lifting I would say they are highly trained, the pros at least. The handstands and Kipping pull-ups although hard, are still goofy to me. Muscle ups were created from gymnasts on the rings as were kipping pull ups actually.
  • 1 0
 @andrewfif: crossfit... better add larping to the list!
  • 2 0
 @Tmackstab: you do CrossFit bruh,
You can pick up that its sarcasm, and in good fun, no need to get your socks pulled up too high
  • 1 0
 Do not make fun of my role playing friends. Everyone knows they train hard for renaissance fair @Beaconbike:
  • 22 0
 Engineering background - Check. BMX background -Check. Gymnastics background - damn knew I was missing something.
  • 12 1
 Supportive parents that let their kid pursue their dreams rather than forcing them into a mold because they believe they know whats best - Check.
  • 1 2
 @8a71b4: lol….keep that dream alive for the moment Mom snd Dad……
  • 7 0
 Don't know if she has a trampoline background or artistic gymnastics background, but both are a solid base for dirt jumping. Women gymnasts usually have incredible upperbody strenght, excellent space perception and are not afraid of hard training or fall.
  • 5 0
 Just scrolled the insta, jeeeeezuz, she is super skills. Impressive, congrats.
  • 2 0
 I have a feeling Patricia’s going to do big things. If she even bothers to stay in biking! Seems like the type of person to just conquer any endeavour she chooses.
Super cool.
Stoked to watch you crush it, Patricia!
  • 2 2
 China has been doing this to create winning snowboarders for awhile now. Interesting stuff. Park bmx and slopestyle mtb have felt so far removed from ordinary riding for so long now, that the argument of lack of “core-ness” that these transitions would have feels largely moot too. Good for her. She’s absolutely shredding, even if some might argue that didn’t come to riding for the sheer love of it.
  • 3 0
 I've seen the future. Actually, just popped into Insta but yeah, that is next level.
  • 2 0
 Wow….. shes got such a deep bag of tricks!! Serious X-Games mode for sure
  • 2 0
  • 1 4
 im single

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