California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized

Meredith Miller, already an accomplished road racer, on a whim entered the CrossVegas cyclocross race in 2008 and was hooked. Just 18 months later finished 12th at the 2010 Cyclocross World Championships in the Czech Republic. In addition to becoming a consistent top performer at cyclocross, she’s well known for bringing chocolate chip cookies to ’cross races.

Meredith rides Zipp wheels, bars, stem and seatpost and SRAM components. 

Hometown: Rockford, Ill.

Current residence: Boulder, Colo.

Website: mmcyclist.com

Facebook: mmcyclist

Twitter: @mmcyclist

Team website: calgiant.com/cycling