Joana Filipa Oliveira Monteiro was born on December 27,1994 in Braga Vila (Braga).
Currently she lives with her mother, Maria Julia Oliveira and her older sister, Daniela Monteiro.
She has been very active since she was a child, participating in every extracurricular athletic activity that she could at school. Later on, with her cousins, she entered the world of competitive mountain biking.
Joana has been part of the 'Casa de Povo de Retorta Team' since 2005. After five years she received her first national champion titles in XCO and highway modalities.
She has been a national champion every year from 2005 to 2016, except in 2012 when she went through a difficult personal time due to her father's death. That same year, after finishing her studies, she decided to dedicate 100% of her time to pursuing her dream of becoming a professional cyclist.
This dream has come true. Now Joana is part of the Primaflor Mondraker Rotor Ajram Capital Team, one of 12 ELITE UCI professional mountain biking teams.