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Cycling Canada

Isabella Holmgren


In 2023, Isabella Holmgren became a junior world champion in two different cycling disciplines. In February, she finished first in the junior women’s race at the 2023 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships, placing one spot ahead of twin sister Ava as they won gold and silver, respectively. In August, Holmgren won gold in the junior women’s cross-country mountain bike race at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. 

In the fall of 2023, Holmgren won gold in the elite women’s cyclo-cross race at the Pan American Championships. The following February, she finished fourth in the U23 women’s race at the 2024 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships. 

In May 2024, Holmgren made her UCI Mountain Bike World Cup debut. She won her very first race, taking the victory in the women’s U23 cross-country race in Nove Mesto na Morave, Czechia. 

A Little More About Isabella

Getting into the Sport: Started mountain biking at age 4 and began racing at age 9… Has competed internationally in mountain biking, cyclo-cross, and road cycling… Has also competed in swimming and cross-country running and is eager to combine all her athletic passions by participating in a triathlon in the future… Odds and Ends: Coached by her father, Rob… Brother Gunnar Holmgren won men’s mountain bike gold at the Santiago 2023 Pan Am Games… 

Notable International Results

UCI World Championships: 2024 – 4th (U23 cyclo-cross); 2023 – GOLD (junior mountain bike cross-country), GOLD (junior cyclo-cross); 2022 – 10th (junior mountain bike cross-country)