Already as a child Caroline wanted to be a cyclist just as her mom and dad, and especially her 3 years older brother, who all was ambitious road cyclists. And as soon Caroline was big enough to fit her first road bike she started to do road cycling in the local club. Until the age of 14 years she only did road and track cycling, but then she got the opportunity to go to the Youth Europeans in MTB in Graz, as they needed a girl to complete the team.
That was her first MTB race and she loved every part of it, even though she was such a ”newbie” and had so much to learn. But after that she slowly started to do more MTB, she joined the local MTB club and more or less quitted the road cycling during the following years.