Georgia Gould

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Georgia Gould
Georgia Gould 13.05.2012.jpg
Georgia Gould at the XCO World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE) on May 13, 2012
Personal information
Full name Georgia Gould
Born (1980-01-05) January 5, 1980 (age 34)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 61 kg (134 lb)
Team information
Current team LUNA Chix Pro Team
Discipline Mountain bike, Cyclocross
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2004-2005

2006-
Team Tamarack (MTB)
Kona (Cyclocross)
LUNA Chix Pro Team
Major wins

1- Bronze medal 2012 Olympic Games, Cross Country Mountain Bike
2- USA Cross Country Mountain Bike National Champion (2012, 2011, 2010, 2006)
3- US Pro Cross Country Tour Overall Champion (2010)
4- USA Short Track Mountain Bike National Champion (2009)
5- USGP of Cyclocross Series Champion (2010, 2008, 2007)
6- USA National Mountain Bike Series Champion, Cross Country (2008)
7- North American Cyclocross Trophy Series Champion (2008)
8- GP Hotel Threeland (2008)
9- USA National Mountain Bike Series Champion (2007)

10- Pan American MTB Champion, Cross Country (2007)

Georgia Gould (born January 5, 1980 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American professional mountain bike, cyclocross competitor, and Olympian (2008, 2012). She has earned five career national championships – four in cross-country mountain bike in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and one in short track mountain bike in 2009. In 2012, Gould won the bronze medal at the London Olympic Games in cross country mountain bike.[1] Since 2006 Gould has been employed by the LUNA Chix Pro Team.[2][3] She currently resides in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, Dusty LaBarr.[4]

Major Accomplishments[edit]

Mountain Bike[edit]

Every year since 2006 Georgia Gould has finished on the podium of the USA Mountain Bike National Championships in either cross-country, short track, or both. She earned national titles in cross-country in 2006, 2010, 2011 and 2012, and short track in 2009.[5] In 2007, Gould became only the second woman in history to sweep all six of the USA National Mountain Bike Series races (formerly NORBA).[6] The last to do so was American Juli Furtado in 1993.[7] Gould reprised her NMBS series win in cross-country in 2008, and again by winning the 2010 US Pro Cross-Country Tour.[8]

Internationally Gould has been similarly successful: In 2012 she won the bronze medal for cross-country mountain bike at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.[9] In 2008 she finished 5th overall in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and followed it with a 4th place overall in 2010.[10][11] In 2007 she won the gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Mountain Bike Championships in Neuquén, Argentina, propelling the US Women's mountain biking program to the top of international rankings.[12] In 2009, Gould finished 2nd in the American Continental Mountain Bike Championships in Santiago, Chile.[13]

Cyclocross[edit]

Georgia Gould has excelled in cyclocross both domestically and internationally, finishing no worse than third in the USA Cyclocross National Championships since 2006 (save for 2009 and 2011 when she did not compete in the event). She has won the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series three times (2007, 2008, and 2010) and the North American Cyclocross Trophy once in 2008.[14] Internationally Gould won the 2008 GP Hotel Threeland in Pétange, Luxembourg and placed 3rd in the 2008 Grand Prix Nommay, part of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup.

Equal Pay for Women Cyclists[edit]

In December 2007 Gould became known for the “Gould Formula” – a proposal to award equal prize money to the top five men and women finishers in international cyclocross events. A petition delivered to the UCI (cycling’s governing body) stated: “We, the undersigned, find it regrettable that there is a considerable disparity between the UCI minimum prize money for men and women. We understand that because competition in the men’s field is deeper, more places receive prize money. We do not understand why the women who are receiving prize money receive less than their male counterparts. Therefore we propose that the UCI show leadership and mandate equal prize money for the top five men and women. Article 3 of the UCI Constitution states: «The UCI will carry out its activities in compliance with the principles of: a) equality between all the members and all the athletes, license-holders and officials, without racial, political, religious or other discrimination.»[15] We ask the UCI to honor its commitment to equality.”[16]

Achievements[edit]

Georgia Gould's career highlights[17][18][19][20][21][22][23]

2012 Mountain Bike

3 Bronze medal, Olympic Games, Cross-Country Mountain Bike
United States USA Mountain Bike National Champion, Cross Country

2011 Mountain Bike

United States USA Mountain Bike National Champion, Cross Country

  • 2nd 2012 Olympic Test Event (GBR)
  • 2nd Overall, US Pro Cross Country Tour (USA)
    • 1st US Pro XCT #1 - Bonelli Park, Cross Country
    • 1st US Pro XCT #3 - Sea Otter Classic, Cross Country
    • 1st US Pro XCT #4 - Mellow Johnny's Classic, Cross Country
    • 1st US Pro XCT #6 - Subaru Cup, Cross Country
    • 1st US Pro XCT #6 - Subaru Cup, Short Track
    • 2nd US Pro XCT #1 - Bonelli Park, Short Track
    • 2nd US Pro XCT #2 - Fontana, Cross Country
    • 3rd US Pro XCT #1 - Bonelli Park, Super D
  • 1st Teva Mountain Games, Cross Country (USA)
  • 3rd USA Mountain Bike National Championships, Short Track
2011 Cyclocross
2010 Mountain Bike

United States USA Mountain Bike National Champion, Cross Country

  • 2nd USA Mountain Bike National Championships, Short Track
  • 1st Overall, US Pro Cross Country Tour
    • 1st US Pro XCT #3 - Mellow Johnny's Classic, Cross Country
    • 1st US Pro XCT #4 - Subaru Cup, Cross Country
    • 2nd US Pro XCT #4 - Subaru Cup, Short Track
    • 3rd US Pro XCT #1 - Fontana, Short Track
  • 4th Overall, 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
    • 2nd UCI World Cup #3 - Offenburg (DEU)
    • 3rd UCI World Cup #6 - Windham (USA)
    • 4th UCI World Cup #1 - Dalby Forest (GBR)
  • 1st Sea Otter Classic, Cross Country (USA)
  • 1st Sea Otter Classic, Short Track (USA)
  • 1st Teva Mountain Games, Cross Country (USA)
2010 Cyclocross
  • 2nd USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships
  • 1st Overall, U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USA)
    • 1st USGP #3 - Derby City Cup
    • 1st USGP #4 - Derby City Cup
    • 2nd USGP #1 - Planet Bike Cup
    • 2nd USGP #2 - Planet Bike Cup
    • 2nd USGP #7 - Portland Cup
    • 2nd USGP #8 - Portland Cup
    • 3rd USGP #5 - Mercer Cup
    • 3rd USGP #6 - Mercer Cup
  • 1st North American Cyclocross Trophy #6 - Boulder Cup (USA)
  • 2nd North American Cyclocross Trophy #5 - Boulder Cup (USA)
  • 4th Cross Vegas (USA)
2009 Mountain Bike

United States USA Mountain Bike National Champion, Short Track

  • 1st US Cup Sea Otter Classic, Cross Country
  • 1st US Cup Fontana, Cross Country
  • 1st US Cup Fontana, Short Track
  • 1st BC Bike Race, Mixed Team (CAN)
  • 2nd American Continental MTB Championships, Cross Country (CHL)
  • 2nd US Cup Pelham, Cross Country
  • 2nd US Cup Windham, Cross Country
  • 2nd Teva Mountain Games, Cross Country (USA)
  • 3rd Teva Mountain Games, Short Track (USA)
  • 4th USA Mountain Bike National Championships, Cross Country
2009 Cyclocross
  • 1st Granogue Cross (USA)
  • 1st Wissahickon Cross (USA)
  • 2nd U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross #3 - Derby City Cup
  • 2nd UGSP #5 - Mercer Cup
  • 2nd North American Cyclocross Trophy #7 - Blue Sky Velo Cup
  • 2nd North American Cyclocross Trophy #10 - Southampton
  • 3rd UGSP #1 - Mad Cross
  • 3rd UGSP #2 - Mad Cross
  • 3rd North American Cyclocross Trophy #9 - Southampton
  • 3rd Cross Vegas (USA)
  • 4th UGSP #4 - Derby City Cup
  • 4th UGSP #6 - Mercer Cup
2008 Mountain Bike
  • 2nd USA Mountain Bike National Championships, Cross Country
  • 1st Overall, USA National Mountain Bike Series, Cross Country
    • 1st NMBS Fontana, Cross Country
    • 1st NMBS Fontana, Short Track
    • 1st NMBS Fountain Hills, Cross Country
    • 1st NMBS Windham, Cross Country
    • 2nd NMBS Fountain Hills, Short Track
    • 2nd NMBS Windham, Short Track
    • 2nd NMBS Deer Valley, Cross Country
    • 2nd NMBS Brian Head, Cross Country
    • 3rd NMBS Deer Valley, Short Track
  • 5th Overall, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup
    • 4th UCI World Cup #6, Mt. Sainte Anne (CAN)
    • 5th UCI World Cup #1 Houffalize (BEL)
    • 5th UCI World Cup #3 Madrid (ESP)
    • 5th UCI World Cup #7 Bromont (CAN)
  • 8th Olympic Games (CHN)
2008 Cyclocross
2007 Mountain Bike
  • 1st Pan American Mountain Bike Championships (ARG)
  • 2nd USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships, Cross Country
  • 3rd UCI Mountain Bike World Championships, Relay (GBR)
  • 1st Overall, USA National Mountain Bike Series
    • 1st NMBS Phoenix, Time Trial
    • 1st NMBS Phoenix, Cross Country
    • 1st NMBS Phoenix, Short Track
    • 1st NMBS Santa Barbara, Cross Country
    • 1st NMBS Fontana, Cross Country
    • 1st NMBS Fontana, Short Track
    • 1st NMBS Deer Valley, Cross Country
    • 1st NMBS Sugar Mountain, Cross Country
    • 1st NMBS Snowmass, Cross Country
    • 2nd NMBS Santa Barbara, Short Track
    • 2nd NMBS Deer Valley, Short Track
    • 2nd NMBS Snowmass, Short Track
    • 3rd NMBS Sugar Mountain, Short Track
  • 1st Czech Cup, Cross Country (CZE)
  • 1st Sea Otter Classic, Cross Country (USA)
  • 2nd Sea Otter Classic, Time Trail (USA)
  • 4th Olympics Test Event, Cross Country (CHN)
  • 5th UCI World Cup #5, St. Felicien (CAN)
2007 Cyclocross
2006 Mountain Bike

United States USA Mountain Bike National Champion, Cross Country

  • 2nd USA National Mountain Bike Series - Deer Valley, Short Track
  • 3rd NMBS Sugar Mountain, Short Track
  • 3rd Sea Otter Classic, Supercross Omnium (USA)
2006 Cyclocross
2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1], London2012.com
  2. ^ Georgia Gould profile, teamusa.org
  3. ^ Georgia Gould LUNA Chix profile, lunachix.com
  4. ^ USA Cycling biography, usacycling.org (PDF)
  5. ^ USA Cycling Race Results for Georgia Gould, usacycling.org
  6. ^ Georgia Gould profile, teamusa.org
  7. ^ Walter, John "The Caffeine Queen", "Sports Illustrated", August 7, 1995
  8. ^ Skilbeck, Paul "2008 National Mountain Bike Series: Brian Head Finals", National Mountain Bike Series press release, September 1, 2008
  9. ^ [2], London2012.com
  10. ^ 2008 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup photos & captions, uci.ch
  11. ^ 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Final Women's Standings, singletrack.com
  12. ^ [3]
  13. ^ Pro Cyclocross Rumors and Rumblings, CX Magazine, April 2, 2009
  14. ^ Previous NACT Champions, nacyclocross.com
  15. ^ UCI Constitution, uci.ch (PDF)
  16. ^ Getchell, Ken "Top Women Drawn to Ohio with Equal Pay", CX Magazine, October 8, 2008
  17. ^ USA Cycling Race Results for Georgia Gould, usacycling.org
  18. ^ 2010 UCI Ranking Cross Country, infostradasports.com
  19. ^ 2009 UCI Ranking Cross Country, infostradasports.com
  20. ^ 2010-11 UCI Ranking, Cyclocross, infostradasports.com
  21. ^ 2009-10 UCI Ranking, Cyclocross, infostradasports.com
  22. ^ 2008-09 UCI Ranking, Cyclocross, infostradasports.com
  23. ^ [4], London2012.com

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Georgia Gould
USA Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Champion
2012
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
Georgia Gould
USA Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Champion
2011
Succeeded by
Georgia Gould
Preceded by
Heather Irmiger
USA Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Champion
2010
Succeeded by
Georgia Gould
Preceded by
Katie Compton
USA Short Track Mountain Bike National Champion
2009
Succeeded by
Katie Compton
Preceded by
Mary McConneloug
USA Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Champion
2006
Succeeded by
Mary McConneloug