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Jolanda Neff
Neff in 2018
Personal information
Full name Jolanda Neff
Born 5 January 1993 (1993-01-05) (age 28)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Height 1.68 m
Weight 53 kg
Team information
Current team Trek Factory Racing
Role Rider
Major wins
;Cyclo-cross
National Championships (2019)
Mountain Bike
Olympic Games XC (2021)
World XC Championships (2017)
European XC Championships
(2015, 2016, 2018)
National XC Championships
(2014, 2016–2018, 2020, 2021)
Road

One-day races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2015, 2018)

Jolanda Neff (born 5 January 1993) is a Swiss cyclist, who currently rides for Trek Factory Racing in cross-country and cyclo-cross events. She won the gold medal in the women's cross-country event at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Career

She was the overall winner of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in 2014 and 2015. She was triple Under-23 Mountain Bike World Champion (2012, 2013 and 2014). At the 2017 UCI World Championships in Cairns she became the elite world champion.

In June 2015, she won the first gold medal for Switzerland in the women's cross country event at the European Games in Baku. Later the same month, she went on to win the Swiss National Road Race Championships.

Neff won the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in 2016 and Mountain Bike XCO World Championship in 2017. She also won the European Mountain Bike Championships in August 2018 at Cathkin Braes, just outside of Glasgow.

In October 2018, Neff announced that she would join the new Trek–Segafredo team for 2019 in road racing, and Trek Factory Racing in mountain biking and cyclo-cross.

In July 2021, Neff won the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Her victory, along with her teammates Linda Indergand and Sina Frei winning the bronze and silver medals, marked the first Swiss Olympic podium since 1936 and the first time a nation has won all three medals in a cycling event since 1904.

Personal life

Since 2018, she has been in a relationship with US-downhill mountainbike racer Luca Shaw.

Major results

Mountain biking

2012
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Under-23 XCO Championships
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg UEC European Under-23 XCO Championships
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National XC Eliminator Championships
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National Under-23 XCO Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg UCI World XC Eliminator Championships
BMC Racing Cup
2nd Basel–Muttenz
3rd Overall UCI Under-23 XCO World Cup
2013
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Under-23 XCO Championships
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National XC Eliminator Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg UCI World XC Eliminator Championships
2nd Silver medal europe.svg UEC European Team Relay Championships
BMC Racing Cup
3rd Gränichen
2014
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Under-23 XCO Championships
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National XCO Championships
1st Jersey white.svg Overall UCI XCO World Cup
1st Pietermaritzburg
1st Mont-Sainte-Anne
1st Méribel
3rd Albstadt
2nd National XC Eliminator Championships
BMC Racing Cup
1st Buchs
1st Lugano–Tesserete
1st Gränichen
1st Lenzerheide
1st Basel–Muttenz
2nd Silver medal blank.svg UCI World Team Relay Championships
2nd Silver medal europe.svg UEC European Under-23 XCO Championships
2015
1st UEC Champion Jersey.svg UEC European XCO Championships
1st Gold medal blank.svg Cross-country, European Games
1st Jersey white.svg Overall UCI XCO World Cup
1st Nové Město
1st Albstadt
1st Mont-Sainte-Anne
2nd Windham
2nd Trentino
BMC Racing Cup
1st Schaan
1st Lugano–Tesserete
1st Solothurn
1st Gränichen
2nd Silver medal europe.svg UEC European Marathon Championships
2016
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Marathon Championships
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png UEC European XCO Championships
1st EuropeanChampionJersey(2016).png UEC European Team Relay Championships
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National XCO Championships
2017
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World XCO Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Team Relay Championships
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National XCO Championships
2018
1st Jersey rainbow.svg UCI World Team Relay Championships
1st European champion jersey 2016.svg UEC European XCO Championships
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National XCO Championships
1st Jersey white.svg Overall UCI XCO World Cup
1st Albstadt
3rd Val di Sole
Swiss Bike Cup
1st Gränichen
1st Andermatt
2nd Schaan
1st Internacionales Chelva
2019
2nd Silver medal blank.svg UCI World XCO Championships
2nd Overall UCI XCO World Cup
2nd Albstadt
2nd Vallnord
2nd Les Gets
2nd Val di Sole
2020
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National XCO Championships
2nd Leukerbad, Swiss Bike Cup
2021
1st Gold medal olympic.svg Cross-country, Olympic Games
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National XCO Championships
Internazionali d’Italia Series
1st Andora Race Cup
2nd Copa Catalana Internacional BTT

Road

2015
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
4th Giro dell'Emilia Internazionale Donne Elite
6th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
9th Road race, UCI Road World Championships
2016
1st Overall Women's Tour de Pologne
1st Points classification
1st Sprints classification
1st Stages 1 & 3
3rd Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
8th Road race, Olympic Games
10th La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
2018
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG Road race, National Road Championships
2020
4th Time trial, National Road Championships

Cyclo-cross

2018–2019
1st MaillotSuiza.PNG National Championships
DVV Trophy
1st Grand Prix Sven Nys
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