Juliette Tétreault – 22 years old – Mountain Bike Elite Team
Hey, I’m Juliette, some call me Jet for short. I grew up in the Outaouais region and I am now living in Val-des-Monts, which is where I started mountain biking at 12 years old. I am currently studying anthropology at the University of Ottawa and loving it! I train to race at the highest level and to have fun and I have been living the dream of racing World Cups for 3 years!
Why/how did you first get into cycling?
I started riding after reading an article about Marie-Hélène Prémont, an Olympic silver medalist from Quebec and it felt like I found my calling. From then, cycling and racing became my passion and I have been climbing up the ladder from the regional to the international level.
Why do you like to race and what is your proudest racing moment?
I like the adrenaline and the sense of achievement that comes from racing, it’s just a huge source of pleasure for me! My proudest moments were in 2018, during my first World Cups in Europe, I was able to pull wonderful races from not so good situations and these results got me on the national team, which was a huge achievement at the time.
What else do you do for fun other than cycling?
I play a couple instruments at home, mostly piano and guitar. I also love to read and I have a great passion for Netflix and snacking.
What is your favorite ride and why?
I have a couple of tranquil gravel routes around home, but my favorite goes to the Gatineau Park loop: the roads feel like home and there are so many fun climbs! The Hartland dump in Victoria, BC is also a great area for mountain biking with its fast technical terrain and classic BC rock slabs.