ABOUT

I started riding bikes at the age of 4 and since then, I never stopped. Being young, I practiced pretty much every sport possible (soccer, karate, triathlon, downhill skiing, basketball, skateboard, etc.) and during my teen years, I focused mostly on triathlon. However, a continuous foot injury forced me to rethink my implication in the sport.

At the age of 18, after a couple months of doing adventure races and training for fun, a friend invited me to a cyclocross race and I got hooked instantly ! The year after that, I did a somewhat full cross season with my friends and that made me realize that I wanted to start racing mountain bikes again.

Last time I had raced in mountain bike, I was 12 years old. So I concentrated all my efforts into MTB in 2013 and after the first season, I was lucky enough to sign with the LUNA Pro Team. Since then, I put my energy into racing MTB and CX with the team and I’ve never had so much fun !

 

Maghalie Rochette

22 Years old

Height

5’’7

Weight

51 Kg

Hometown/Training spot

St-Jerome, QC and Tucson, AZ.


Hobbies/interests

Cooking and everything that is food related
Reading
Hiking and being outside
Camping
Building stuff – Woodworking 

What is your favorite...

Trail

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina
Massanhutten, VA
Squamish, BC
Starr Pass Trail & Mount Lemmon trails (Bug Springs, Prison Camp, Milagrosa), Tucson, AZ
Mont Galbraith, Bellingham, WA
 

Clif bar

Kit’s Organic – Chocolate Walnut

Food 

Pizza and all kinds of fruits

Snack 

Pop Corn

Coffee

Kicking Horse Coffee – Cliff Hanger

ICE CREAM SPOTS

Berkeley, CA : Tara’s Organic Ice cream
Brevard, North Carolina : Kiwi Gelato
Maui, Hawaii : Coconut Glen’s Ice cream stand
Montreal, QC : Havre aux Glaces

Books

The Third Plate - Dan Barber
The Art of Racing in the rain - Garth Stein
Alone on the Wall - Alex Honnold 

 

What bike do you race?

I’m lucky to have more than one bike to choose from for every race. I alternate between the Hardtail Orbea Alma 27.5 and the full suspension Oiz 27.5

On the road, I ride with the Orca and I also have a Orbea Rallon, which is an enduro bike that I ride when I do skills practice and downhill.