Despoina Tsesmetzidou Dalavika
The Cycling Hellas Team - Cycling & Hiking Vacation in Greece

Despoina Tsesmetzidou Dalavika

   I started doing sports in 1985 at the age of 12 taking my first steps in athletics, where I remained as an active athlete until 1992 with many wins and distinctions in Local, Regional and National level ( Greek National team).

   I had the first contact with cycling on winter of 1999, at the age of 27 when I met my husband, an athlete and champion in cycling. On the summer of 2000, inexperienced and without any previous participation, I participated in the National Road Championship where I got the 9th position. This essentially was the occasion to occupy myself with more zeal and to train harder.  Since then I have participated in many races, with an intermediate interruption of 5 years, when I gave birth to my 2 boys. In 2009 I returned, making my first amateur trainings. In 2010 I participated in the National Road Couples Championship where we got first place as a team. Since then I started more intensive training and wins followed in many local, regional and National races in Road and Mountain biking.

►2010 to date athlete of the PINEIOS Sports Cycling Club of Larissa (MTB, Road races).

►1999 - 2010 athlete of the Gymnastikos Cycling Club of Larissa (MTB, Road races).

MOST IMPORTANT DISTINCTIONS

►4th  in the National Marathon MTB Championship  2016

►2nd Place in the Paracycling European Cup as pilot on 2015.

►2nd Place in the Paracycling Greek Championship as pilot on 2015.

►3rd  Place in the Marathon MTB Greek Championship on  2015.

►5th Place in the Road - Time Trial Greek Championship on 2015.

►3rd Place in the Road Greek Championship on 2014.

►4th Place in the Road - Time Trial Greek Championship on 2014.

►2nd  Place in the Road Greek Championship on 2013.

►4th Place in the Time Trial Greek Championship on 2013.

► 1st Place in the Central Greece Road - Time Trial Championship on 2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016-2017.

► 1st Place in the Central Greek MTB Championship on 2011-2012-2013-2014-2015-2016.

►1st  Place in the Track running Greek Championship on 1990.

►3th  Place in Mediterranean  meeting Track running ( Cyprus 1990).

CYCLING COACHING EXPΕRIENCE

►2010 till now Cycling coach in PINEIOS Sports Cycling Club of Larissa www.podilatikospineios.gr

►2001-2003 Cycling coach in Gymnastikos Cycling Club of Larissa.

JOB  EXPΕRIENCE

►2001 till now Owner of  Dalavikasbikes bike shlop (www.dalavikasbikes.gr)

►2015 till now Owner of  Cycling Hellas (www.cyclinghellas.gr )

 DIPLOMAS  & SEMINARS

►Certified  with  coaching Seminar diploma (Group &Personal Training,  University of Thessaly - http://www.learning.uth.gr )

►Certified  with cycling coaching diploma (UCI  Level 2  in Road and MTB skills- World Cycling Federation http://www.uci.ch/wcc/about/training/course-for-coaches).

►Certified  with cycling coaching diploma (UCI Level 1 in Road skills World Cycling Federation http://www.uci.ch/wcc/about/training/course-for-coaches).

►Certified  with mountain bike guide diploma according to MIAS (mountainbikeinstructor.com), international cycling certification of mountain guides.

►Certified  with  coaching Seminar diploma (Athletic Science-Coaching ,  http://www.dualathletescareer.gr/ )

►Certified  with "ΙSSN" USA  Seminar diploma ("Specialization in Athletic Nutrition to Maximize the performance   http://nutrilab.gr/index.php/el/education/course4)

►Certified  with first aid diploma (First Aid Diploma in emergency situations of EPIZO (epizo.gr) and BLS provider - international certification of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, ERC (erc.edu).

►Certified  with Business Administration diploma.

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