Name: Jennifer Valente
Sport: Cycling
Discipline(s): Track Cycling
Event(s): Team Pursuit, Madison, Omnium
Height: 5-9
Weight: 160
DOB: 12/24/1994
Birthplace: San Diego, Calif.
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Fusion Academy (San Diego, Calif.) '13
College: University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, Mechanical Engineering
Team/Club: Twenty24 Pro Cycling
Coach(es): Ben Sharp
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2016, 2020); one-time Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, silver (team pursuit)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2020 – gold (team pursuit), silver (points, scratch), 5th (omnium), 9th (Madison)
  • Years of participation: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Medals: 9 (4 golds, 4 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2020 (team pursuit); 2018 (team pursuit); 2017 (team pursuit); 2016 (team pursuit)
  • Silver – 2020 (points, scratch); 2018 (points); 2015 (individual pursuit)
  • Bronze – 2019 (omnium)
  • Part of the five-member women’s team that made history for USA Cycling by winning the program’s first world title in team pursuit
Personal: Daughter of Kimberly and Thomas Valente...Has two brothers, Thomas and James...Started track cycling in 2009...Credits her success to her late coach, Mark Whitehead, who passed away suddenly in July 2011...Hobbies include swimming, body surfing, paddle boarding, sleeping and watching movies.