Heidi Franz

Life is like topography, Hobbes. There are summits of happiness and success, flat stretches of boring routine and valleys of frustration and failure. (Bill Watterson)

Height
5'2"
Birthdate
01.14.95
Pro since
2018
Specialty
Climbing, Breakaways
Hometown
Bainbridge Island, WA
Residence
Seattle, WA
About Heidi
What inspired you to ride?
My dad! He has accomplished more on a bicycle than anyone I know. Not with jerseys or results, but by simply getting back on a bike after life-changing injuries.
Racing obstacle you overcame?
Regaining confidence after several consecutive crashes, and learning to trust myself to come back smarter and a better bike-handler for it.
Favorite cheat meal?
Chocolate + anything I can put chocolate in.
Favorite healthy meal or snack?
Favorite snack would definitely be sauerkraut or kimchi. Also cranberry sauce. And rainbow carrots. Color is a theme here...
Tip for staying healthy?
Unplug from your phone or computer for at least a few hours a day and explore. Go on a walk, ride a new road, or try out a new trail. It’s good to refresh the routine every once in awhile.
What motivates you to ride?
The satisfaction of tackling a new obstacle is addictive! I’m a life-long learner and explorer, and right now there’s no better way for me to keep going than by doing it on two wheels.

Stories with Heidi

Race Report
Franz soars to Ardéche podium
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White, Poidevin deliver as Ardèche hits the high mountains
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From zero to La Course
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Men maintain second in V-TdF GC, while women stack top 15 on stage 2
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Ganzar cruises to top 10 in V-Women’s Tour opener
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Virtual racing continues at the ŠKODA V-Women’s Tour
Feature
From adversity to triumph – the Franz family cycling story
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History-making Spring Classics campaign begins
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Hosking sprints to fifth in Towards Zero Race Torquay
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Ganzar wins Most Combative on stage 3 of Tour Down Under