Tiffany Cromwell and Valtteri Boots: Gravel racing meets Formula 1 in the speed hungry couple

Power couples in sport are relatively common, but few would win a race against the combined speed and skill of Canyon-SRAM rider Tiffany Crowmell and Alfa Romeo Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas.

The pair are often seen supporting each other at their respective competitions. Cromwell’s creativity has been stamped across Bottas’ forehead at many races, the fashion student turned bike racer designing a plethora of his F1 helmets, whilst the Finnish F1 driver played bottle-passer as his partner took third in April’s North Carolina edition of the Belgium Waffle Ride.

Gravel events have become a much larger part of Cromwell’s racing calendar in recent years, alongside the traditional World Tour staples – so far this year she’s supported the team at the likes of Paris-Roubaix, Amstel Gold Race, Tour of Flanders, Gent-Wevelgem , and Stade Bianche.

Cromwell racing De Panne in 2023

(Image credit: Luc Claessen / Getty Images)

“The gravel rides were a nice idea from the team to try to get my enthusiasm back when I was renegotiating my contract for last year,” said Cromwell, who has been a pro rider since 2010 and a stalwart of Canyon-SRAM since its inception. 2016, explained.

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