Happy Friday – Elisabeth Osl

Elisabeth Osl, born 1985, in Kitzbühel, Austria, is definitely one of the most impressive woman mountain bike riders in the Alps, and one of the youngest, too.

“No pain, no gain, my friends – you’ve got to work hard to achieve your goals,” she explains. And even though her petite body constantly suffers bruises, cuts and scratches from heavy crashes, tree branches or nasty dirt and mud encounters, Osl still calls her sport “the ultimate fun”. Elisabeth came to SA last year where she won the Pietermaritzberg World Cup race in convincing fashion.

Height: 5’5″ (165 cm)
Weight: 101 lbs (46 kg)

Winning the PMB World Cup last year

Elisabeth on her way to winning the 2009 Schladmig World Cup

2009 Results

5th C2 Rennen Amathous – Agios Tychon (GRE)
4th C1 Voroklini (GRE)
2nd C1 Kamptal-Klassik-Trophy (GER)
1st Swiss Cup Schaan (SUI)
2nd Bundesliga Münsingen (GER)
1st World Cup Pietermaritzburg (RSA)
5th World Cup Offenburg (GER)
5th Th World Cup Houffalize (BEL)
5th World Cup Offenburg (GER)
1st Bike the Rock, HC (AUT)
6th World CupMadrid (ESP)

2nd Bundesliga Albstadt / GER
1st KitzAlpBike XC Kirchberg / AUT
10th Th Europameisterschaft Zoetermeer /NED
1st Österreichische Meisterschaft Walding / AUT
6th World Cup Mont Saint Anne / CAN
4th World Cup Bromont / CAN
1st Swiss Cup Bern / SUI
1st Bundesliga Bad Salzdetfurth / GER
1st Austria Cup Ottenschlag / AUT
1st World Cup Champery / SUI
1st World Cup Schladming / AUT
3rd Roc d´Azur Frejus / FRA

1st World Cup Gesamtwertung
1st Bundesliga Gesamtwertung