Canadian Cycling Magazine has released its top 10 Canadian Cyclists of the decade and Kona’s Miranda Miller made the cut! Miller’s been riding and racing since she was a kid in Pemberton and was crowned World Champion at the 2017 Downhill event. This past season was her first racing the full EWS circuit and was a season of growth and maturity.
“It’s pretty rad to be named in Canadian Cycling Magazines Top 10 Canadian Cyclists of the Decade. To be listed like this is something I can honestly say I have never considered. I’m next to very impressive athletes as well as being the only gravity rider listed alongside Stevie. It’s nice to know that I perhaps have made a small mark on Canadian cycling and I hope to have inspired some of the next decade’s great riders. I have loved the past ten years, with all its ups and downs and look forward to the next!” – Miranda Miller
Canadian Cycling called Miller “self-made” and cited her years of racing as a privateer as a major reason for her success.
“Squamish’s hometown world champion, Miranda Miller had an unconventional road to success. The B.C. rider trained and raced as a privateer, working between races and in the off-season to get to World Cups, before finally landing a factory team spot on Specialized Gravity. In 2017, it looked as if Miller’s struggle with injury might follow her. Instead, at Cairns, Australia, she became the first Canadian woman to win the world championships since 1990. That rainbow jersey adds to her two Canadian championships, in 2016 and 2017. Miller now races on the Enduro World Series with Kona Factory Racing.” –Canadian Cycling Magazine
We’d like to add that we know it takes a village for an athlete’s success to be realized. Miller comes from a cycling-dedicated family and community that has always believed in her. We are thrilled to have Miller as a part of the Kona family and can’t wait to see what the future holds.