DAPHNE KARAGIANIS: RACE RESUME

Category 1  Road   |    Nickname: The Daphinator   |    INSTAGRAM

Ventura, CA 2017 Photo by Nick Kova

Ventura, CA 2017 Photo by Nick Kova

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ABOUT DAPHNE

A lifelong passion for cycling, Daphne realized her innate prowess for racing while navigating the streets of Chicago. Taking home 1st place at the well-known Cuttin Crew Classic in 2011—an alley cat race that draws the fastest messengers in the U.S. 

Daphne then met the members of a local team comprised primarily of bike messengers, called the Chicago Cuttin Crew—arguably the greatest cycling team in the world. The Crew introduced her to the Northbrook and Kenosha velodromes, and her love for bike racing grew. 

Over the last 5 seasons, honing her skills on the road and at the velodrome, Daphne has amassed a score of palmares including; Illinois State Category 1 Criterium & Road Champion, Midwest Road Race Champion, TTT Track State Champion, Madison and Keirin State Champion, and a recent 3rd place at the USACrits Series: Glencoe Grand Prix. Daphne’s prestige has garnered opportunities to guest ride at a number of UCI level races across the country. With adequate support, she intends to expand her elite racing calendar and progress her effectiveness in the pro peloton. 

Off the bike, as a co-founder and captain of the Chicago Women’s Elite Cycling program, Daphne strives to grow the women’s racing scene in her community. She also organizes an annual ride to benefit the Chicago Women’s Health Center, and has coached junior girls clinics. When not donning lycra, Daphne works as a freelance designer, having worked on the Obama for America campaign, and at many other prestigious design firms. And at the end of the day, she plays the role of cat mom to two exuberant felines, Elliot and Japan. 


 

MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS

 

2017

1st Oracle Road Race—Tucson, Arizona

 

2016

Illinois State Cat 1 Road Race Champion
Illinois State Time Trial Champion
Tour of St. Louis Omnium Winner

1st Carondelicious Criterium

1st Great Forest Criterium

2nd Wildwood Centaur Time Trial

 

USA Crits Series Glencoe Grand Prix 3rd 

Professional Criterium National Championships, Greenville, SC 22nd 

UCI Joe Martin Stage Race, Fayetteville, Arkansas (65th Final GC)

UCI Tour of the Gila, Silver City, New Mexico (64th Final GC)

North Star Grand Prix (38th Final GC)

Intelligentsia Cup p/b SRAM 3rd overall omnium competition

PRT Goose Island Grand Prix 9th place

USAC Results

 

2015

Green Mountain Stage Race Sprint Competition Jersey Holder

9th Green Mountain Stage Race Road Race

Intelligentsia Cup p/b SRAM Series Leader Day 3

2nd Intelligentsia Cup p/b SRAM South Chicago Criterium

2nd Intelligentsia Cup p/b SRAM Beverly Criterium

5th Intelligentsia Cup p/b SRAM Elmhurst Criterium

5th Intelligentsia Cup p/b SRAM Willow Springs Road Race

15th Intelligentsia Cup p/b SRAM Lake Bluff NCC Criterium

Illinois Cat 1 Road Race Champion
Illinois Cat 1 Criterium Champion
Women's Midwest Road Race Champion
Illinois Singlespeed Cyclocross Champion
Tour of Galena Omnium Winner
Tour of Galena Sprint Competition Winner

1st Tour of Galena Road Race

1st Tour of Galena Time Trial

2nd Tour of Galena Circuit Race

Fox River Grove Omnium Winner
QOM Fox River Grove Competition Winner

 

9th Tour of America's Dairyland Neenah Criterium

9th Tour of America's Dairyland Grafton

11th Tour of America's Dairyland Bayview Classic

 

3rd USA Crit Series Glencoe Grand Prix

 

1st Cobb Park Criterium

1st Lincoln Park Criterium

1st Spring Super Criterium

1st Monsters of the Midway Criterium

2nd Urbana Grand Prix

6th Melon City Criterium

6th Quad Cities Criterium

UCI Joe Martin Stage Race: Guest rider for Balanced Bike Fitting & Coaching

 

2016 USA Crits Glencoe Grand Prix: 3rd Place

2016 USA Crits Glencoe Grand Prix: 3rd Place

Intelligentsia Cup 2016 3rd overall

Intelligentsia Cup 2016 3rd overall

2015 Intelligentsia Cup Series Leader 2015

2015 Intelligentsia Cup Series Leader 2015

Guest riding at 2016 Tour of America's Dairyland 

Guest riding at 2016 Tour of America's Dairyland 

2016 Gateway Cup

2016 Gateway Cup

 

2014

 

1st PSIMET's Elgin Cycling Classic

5th Quad Cities Criterium

10th Melon City Criterium

19th Tour of America's Dairyland East Tosa

1st Tour of Galena Criterium

23rd Joe Martin Stage Race: Criterium 

27th Joe Martin Stage Race: Road Race

53/96 North Star Grand Prix Road Race

 

2013

 

1st Tour of America's Dairyland ISCorp Downer Classic (Category 3)

2nd Tour of America's Dairyland East Tosa (Category 3)

4th Melon City Criterium (Category 2/3)

8th Snake Alley Criterium (Category 2/3)

18th Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State (PRO 1/2)

1st Urbana Grand Prix (Women's Open)

 

Velodrome

Illinois Elite State TTT Championships
Illinois State Madison Champion
Illinois State Keirin Champion 2015, 2016

 

Guest Rider Experience

 

2016 Tour of America's Dairyland, Milwaukee, WI: Hollander Benelux Racing

2016 North Star Grand Prix, Minneapolis, Minnesota: Canyon-Bicycles Shimano

2016 UCI Tour of the Gila, Silver City, New Mexico: Canyon-Bicycles Shimano

2015 UCI Joe Martin Stage Race, Arkansas: Balanced Bike Fitting & Coaching

2015 Green Mountain Stage Race, Vermont: Zimmer Capital p/b Foundation

2014 Joe Martin Stage Race, Arkansas: PSIMET Racing

2014 North Star Grand Prix, Minnesota: Les Petite Victories

 

Adventures

 

Rode from Utrecht, Netherlands to Paris, France

Rode from Chicago to Milwaukee in February. And then back the next day.

Three years of spring training in California & Arizona

200K Randonneuring Trip in Tennessee 

Raced bike for 24 hours at the Riverwest 24 Competition

2014 Rapha Women's Prestige, San Francisco, CA

Strava

 

In the Community

 

Guest speaker at Rapha & AIGA 5x5 Intervals on Design: A design talk for cyclists by designers obsessed with cycling.

Panelist on Rapha Calling: Women's Brunch, Roundtable & Ride

Organizer of the Sadie Hawkins Style Ride: A Benefit for the Chicago Women's Health Center

Chicago Women's Elite Cycling Co-Founder and Team Captain 

Trek Cross Cup Junior Girls Cyclocross Development Clinic Assistant 

BFF Bikes mentor and guest lecturer 

Rapha Ambassador

 

Daphne in the Galena Omnium Leaders Jersey with her Chicago Cuttin Crew Teammates

Daphne in the Galena Omnium Leaders Jersey with her Chicago Cuttin Crew Teammates