Fariana Fernandez was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on August 10th, 1983. She started riding bikes at age 2 years old and has been doing it ever since. At age 12 she began training professionally under the guidance of her coach, Jorge Roca. He taught her all aspects of cycling including track racing, road racing, time trials, cyclocross, mountain biking and triathlon.
Her career took off after winning the National Junior Road Race Championships in 1999. She went on to win the same title again in 2000 and 2001. She then won the 2002 World Cup Track Cycling Championship in Sydney Australia.
|Full Name||Fariana Fernandez|
|Birth Date||August 10th, 1983|
|Birth Place||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Education||Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Massey University|
|Height||5 feet 9 inches|
|Net worth||$1 million|
|Social media||Instagram, Facebook,Twitter.|
Mariana Fernandez Biography
Fariana Fernandez grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina and learned to ride bicycles at a young age. She started competing in races at age 11 and continued throughout high school. After graduating from high school she moved to Spain to continue her studies.
While studying there she met her husband who encouraged her to pursue her dream of becoming a professional cyclist. They married shortly thereafter and had their first child together.
Fariana Fernandez is the daughter of Juan Carlos Fernandez and Maria Elena Fernandez. Her father is a lawyer and her mother is a housewife. Her parents divorced when she was very young but remain close friends. Her younger sister, Mariana Fernandez, is also a competitive cyclist.
Fariana Fernandez stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes.
In 1998, Fernandez became the youngest rider to compete in the UCI Track Cycling World Championships. That same year she placed second in the junior women’s race at the UCI Track Cycling Masters World Championships. She continued to improve throughout her teenage years and made her international debut at the 1999 UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics in Cali Colombia. She finished fourth overall.
In 2000, Fernandez won the junior women’s race in the UCI Track Racing World Championships. She repeated this feat in 2001. She also won the junior women’s event at the UCI Track Racing Masters World Championships in 2001.
2002 saw Fernandez take home another gold medal at the UCI Track Riding World Championships. She also won the silver medal in the junior women’s event. She also won the bronze medal in the senior women’s event.
She attended high school at Colegio Nacional de Educación Artística in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating in 2003, she moved to New Zealand to attend Massey University in Palmerston North. There she obtained a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration.
While studying there, she continued competing in professional races. She finished third overall in the 2004 Tour Down Under and second in the 2005 edition. She also competed in the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.
Fariana enjoys being outdoors and spending time with friends. She loves going camping, hiking, skiing and swimming. She also likes watching movies, reading books and listening to music. She says that she doesn’t really have any hobbies but if she did, they would be traveling and eating out.
Training Style in PELOTON
Her training style is very intense and focused. She trains 4 times per week, usually Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. She does not train on Tuesday or Thursday. She spends one hour warming up before each session.
During the warmup she stretches, jumps, runs, skips, climbs stairs, swims, rides stationary bike and weights. Then she does 45 minutes of strength training followed by another 30 minute cool down.
As of 2016, she has an estimated net worth of $1 million USD.
Fariana Fernandez facts you didn’t know
She holds the record for the fastest female lap of the velodrome. She is the only rider to have won the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Cup twice. She is one of the few riders to have won the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. She has set numerous records in the sport of cycling. She has won over $1 million dollars in prize money. She has broken the world hour record three times.
She has ridden the Tour de France seven times. She was named the best female athlete in the world by Time Magazine in 2003. She was voted the greatest female cyclist of all time by VeloNews magazine. She has been inducted into the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame. She has received the Order of Merit from the President of Argentina.