The Atherton Academy has been keeping Mille Johnset well hidden but after some stellar results at the BDS it’s hard to stop people from shouting about this Norwegian protege who was hand-scouted by Rachel herself.
Photos: Dan Hearn
Norway doesn’t have the deepest pedigree when it comes to mountain biking but Mille is hoping to change all that. At just 16 years old she’s already won BDS junior races and is putting down times that are easily fast enough to grab her podiums in the Elite women’s field.
Next year she’ll be a first year junior in the World Cups and we can’t wait to see what she can bring to the table. We had a quick chat with Mille to find out what makes her tick.
Who is Mille Johnset?
Mille Johnset – 16 year old from Oslo in Norway, that loves riding her bike and the big dream is to live off that.
How and when did you get into riding? // What was your first bike?
It was my dad that brought me to Hafjell in 2010 and after the first round I totally felt in love with the sport, in 2011 was my first season with downhill. My first downhill bike was a silver Banshee.