Date of Birth: 16/09/1990
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
2013 Team: Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling
Disciplines: Road Cycling
Emily Collins was born on the16th September 1990 in Auckland, New Zealand. After previously dabbling in tennis and triathlon, Collins took up cycling in 2005 when she was scouted by a National talent identification program at school. Emily’s first big win came in 2008 at the New Zealand Secondary Schools National Championships, and the Kiwi rider hasn’t looked back since. In 2010 Collins based herself in Europe where she immediately caught the eyes of international teams, most notably after her performances in local Belgium and Dutch Kermesses. For the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Emily was based in the United States of America and racing on behalf of Vanderkitten Racing. During her time at Vanderkitten Racing, Emily was a regular feature in the top 10 places on the results lists and had an impressive win at the Fast and Furious Criterium at the end of her 2012 American campaign. Collins went on to close out her season in Europe as a guest rider with the Dutch Boretti-Ulysses team, catching the eye of Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling owner and manager Rochelle Gilmore with her aggressive and tenacious racing style at the Lotto Decca Tour. After a her breakthrough year in 2012, Emily was named in the New Zealand National team for the World Road Cycling Championships in Valkenburg.
2012 Best young rider at Lotto Decca Tour, 5th overall
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