Katia “Katy” Martinez, was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She is 22 years old and has always enjoyed physical activity. As a child she would partake in running, jumping, riding, and skating, mostly everything that included wheels. At 9 years old she started riding a bicycle and competing in MTB, then continued with road, track, and BMX, where she stayed for 4 years. She later made her way back to track and road cycling. She won her first national championship at 13 years old, and continued to do so at 15, 17, 18, and 20 years old. She is a Youth Olympic athlete and attended the “Youth Olympic Games” in Buenos Aires in 2018. A year later she became junior road race and Omnium Pan-American champion!
On her first year of crit racing (2022) she won Easton Twilight, Tour of Somerville and Bucks County Classic! She is now part of the Mexican road national team.
Apart from sports, she also likes science and is studying to be a nutritionist to combine her love of sport and science knowledge.