October is Breast Canceer Awarness Month. There is an annual campaign to increase awarness of the disease. To take this opportunity let us introduce you a fantastic woman, who competed MTB in the 80's with excellent results.
Jacquie Phelan is an American road and cyclocross racer, born in 1955 in San Francisco, California. She has been called 'the outlaw queen of mountain biking'. Jacquie was one of the earliest women, who took part in mountain bike competitions, competed against men. In that time -early 1980´s- there was no separate category for women. She was the NORBA Champion three times in a row, between 1983-1985. NORBA is the first sanctioning body for mountain biking, established in 1983.
Phelan has developed WOMBATS (Women´s Mountain Bike & Tea Society) to encourage women´s participation in the sport. She was inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame and the United States Bicycling Hall of Fame. As Phelan said in 2007 'I've been playing on my mountain bike for about 25 years'. It isn't a job for her, mountain biking is an absolute passion in her life. Jacquie Phelan is a real icon in sport.
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