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26 December 1982
Robyn de Groot, born 26 December 1982 is a South African cyclist. She cycled professionally on the road from 2006 to 2012. Representing South Africa for 6 consecutive years, she represented South Africa at 4 World Championships, the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, India and the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. She was unable to finish within the time limit due to an early crash and mechanical problems.
In 2012, she retired from professional road cycling. She returned to her profession in Biokinetics. Robyn took up mountain biking in 2013, primarily as a hobby, it soon became another avenue she excelled at. She won the MTN National marathon mountain bike series proving the consistency of her results. Robyn went on to win the SA marathon title on her first attempt, and was selected to represent her country at the Marathon world championships in Austria, where she finished 19th. In 2014 Robyn successfully defended her National XCM title for the 2nd consecutive year, and finished 6th at World Championships held in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
Born and grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa. She attended Panorama Primary, followed by Northliff High School where she matriculated in 2000. Robyn studied Sport psychology at the University of Johannesburg, and went on to do her honors in Biokinetics at the University of Cape Town (2004). Qualification: B.A Sport Psychology B.S.c (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science(Biokinetics)
2008 – world Championships. Varese. Italy
2010 – commonwealth games. Delhi. India – world championships. Melbourne, Australia
2011 – world championships. Copenhagen. Denmark
2012 – London Olympian (Road) – world championships. Netherlands
2013 – National XCM champion : SA – World championships. Brixental. Austria. 19th
2014 – National XCM Champion : South Africa – World Championships. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. 6th
UCI teams – road cycling
– MTN ladies continental cycling team 2010 – Lotto Honda ladies team 2011 – Lotto-Belisol 2012
Current sponsor – Mountain Biking (2014) – Title Sponsors: Biogen Toyota – Co-sponsors : Trek, Craft, Bontrager, Cyclelab, Nike Vision