Video: Jolanda Neff Gets Back on the Bike and Returns to Pisgah in Episode 2 of 'Jolandaland"

May 5, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

Press Release: Steel City Media

Following on from the launch of 'JolandaLand' Episode one, we continue Jolanda's journey to get back to full health and on her Mountain Bike.

"The recovery has been amazing, I was really lucky. I had amazing people around me who helped me with the right things. I never got sick, which i think was such an important part." - Jolanda

After finally making it back to Switzerland, it was naturally going to be a long road to recovery, with doctors appointments, small walks with the family and baby steps back on the bike at home. Learning to control the urge to go too hard, too soon can be tricky for any top athlete looking to get back to normality as quickly as possible.

"After the first two or three weeks you feel great again, but on the other side you know your body needs some more time to recover fully. But as soon as this pain is going down, of course the athlete wants to perform again. You have to find a common way together. " - Patrick Noack/Swiss Olympic team doctor

Luckily the end of March came around quickly and with a trip back across the Atlantic to Luca's place, Jolanda made it back out on the trails once again.

With light at the end of the tunnel and plans starting to form for the start of the season, things were looking on track. Until everything changed."


30 Comments

  • 25 0
 I really like her - she's so positive Wink
  • 14 0
 I mean we can’t just give her a pass on that push up technique though
  • 4 0
 That's because she accidentally took Rolex instead of her sport watch.
  • 2 0
 lmao true...
  • 6 0
 It was awesome seeing her in Snowshoe even though it was a tough one for her. Guessing she'll be back with a vengeance. Good luck!
  • 3 0
 Really interesting to hear her lack of emphasis on upper body training. They are descending 50% (ish) of the distance, surely attacking the descents can win races. And upper body is pretty important for pushing through impacts.
  • 11 0
 She's already the fastest on the descents!
  • 3 0
 I have to wonder if you know who Jolanda Neff is, or anything about her results. Because it seems to me that you're insinuating that she doesn't win races, or attack the descents. When, in fact, that's exactly what she does.
  • 6 1
 Glad she's feeling better! Put her on a CR85!!! that'll be so much better than the little cr-f she's on.
  • 1 0
 Oh she bring so much joy and care-free attitude to the scene... I remember her saying: all we did as kids was ride our bikes and talk -even on the uphills. She's getting paid to do what she loves. With a heart like hers, she deserves that. Luca, seems like the perfect match for her.
  • 1 0
 Jolanda is such a great rider to watch ride and race. Really enjoy this show. Although It’s 8pm, dark and cold outside and after watching this I feel like heading out on the bike. Hurry up tomorrow morning!!!
  • 2 0
 That push-up technique though. Is there something I'm missing or is she just doing it wrong?
  • 1 0
 FYI, not a single legal motocross trail in Pisgah. Thought I'd mention that before someone thought we live in Heaven. Private property.
  • 1 0
 Thats terrible
  • 1 0
 And you did not even say anything about where that footage was filmed...
  • 1 0
 @Buckeystarbreaker: If you're referring to where the moto stuff was filmed, it's cause I don't know.

If you're referring to the MTB trails, I can name every bit and you know this Beer
  • 1 0
 @blowmyfuse: Dude...that is DuPont as you know.
  • 2 0
 Correct me if i am wrong here...wasn't that Ridgeline in DuPont??? Glad she is riding and healthy.
  • 2 0
 you would be correct!
  • 1 0
 @thefonz106: I know...they just say Pisgah in the headline and wanted to see if anyone noticed. Thanks for noticing!
  • 1 0
 Oops that was a text to my wife. She will be mad I didn’t respond and come get here out of the rain.
  • 1 0
 Until you show her this video. You can get mad when Yolanda is being Yolanda.
  • 2 0
 What's up with all of the fancy swiss watches!?
  • 1 0
 She will be definitely be ready for the 2021 Olympic games.
  • 2 0
 Because of rain or busy
  • 1 0
 Part 2 ??? where is Part 1?
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