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Annemiek van Vleuten

The most competitive rider in the peloton

THE BEST IN THE WORLD. No discussion. Such is the level of achievements Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten has attained for most of the past decade. Her work ethic, commitment and extreme competitive spirit have brought her to break all barriers and reach sensational results well past 30 (don’t forget she only took up pro racing at the age of 26). Looking only at the past five years, she’s notched up one Olympic title -the 2021 Tokyo time trial-; three rainbow jerseys -two ITT Worlds (2017, 18) and one road race title (2019)-; two Giro Rosa overall victories (2018, 19); one Ronde van Vlaanderen -2021, to add to her first one ten years before-; one Liège-Bastogne-Liège (2019); two Strade Bianche (2019, 2020); two La Course (2017, 18) and the European road race Championships from 2020.

WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING. Van Vleuten’s career comprises four team changes -she’s been part of the renowned Rabobank organisation, Bigla and Orica / Mitchelton, the latter propelling her to brilliant wins in the five years prior to becoming a Movistar Team rider-; two iliac artery surgeries; injuries as complicated as the one she sustained at the 2021 Paris-Roubaix -a double pubic bone fracture- or quickly to recover from as one from the 2020 Giro Rosa -which she had all but won, and from which she returned, only one week after with her wrist bandaged, to take silver in the 2020 Imola Worlds-; and an almost endless palmarès, with more than 80 UCI victories. She took out last July she huge grudge she held with regards to the Olympics, as close as she was to conquering gold in Rio (2016) when she crashed heavily while going solo for the win in the road race. That incident changed her sporting career – for the immensely better. “There, I realized I could be the best climber in the world, and that’s what made me work even harder to come back stronger.” She changed with time -even from a physiological standpoint-, returned into racing only a month later to win her first race back – and the rest is history.

SEEKING FOR NEW CHALLENGES. Owner of a Degree in Animal Science from the University of Wageningen -specialised in epidemiology and zoonoses-, a field so different to sports which speaks loads about her adaptability, Annemiek had the Movistar Team as a reference well before the women’s program was set up in 2018. She trained with members of our men’s team for the first time in 2014, at one of her regular altitude camps -back then, at Sierra Nevada; currently, at Foscagno most times-, and started to soak in a latin culture she has made a huge part of herself -Spanish is steadily improving-. She spends long periods of time across Spain and in Colombia, where she carefully prepared for every challenge. She was the undisputed World No. 1 in 2021, with 12 victories (Norway, La Vuelta, Valencia, Navarra, Dwars door Vlaanderen), and took all members of the Movistar Team a few steps further, the Blues so in need of a reference like her only a couple of years ago. The big goal for 2022 is chaining -and, of course, contesting the win at- the Giro Donne and the brandnew Tour de France Femmes. How far will she get?

From:
Wageningen
Birth:
08/10/1982
Country:
NED
Height:
168 Cm
Weight:
59 Kg
Pro debut:
2008
Years in team:
1
Career path:

2021: Movistar Team
2016-20: Mitchelton-Scott
2015: Bigla
2009-14: NL Bloeit / Rabobank
2008: Vrienden van het Platteland

Palmares
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Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2022
1st
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2022
1st
Setmana Valenciana 2022
1st
3rdstage
Setmana Valenciana 2022
1st
La Vuelta Challenge 2021
1st
3rdstage
Ladies Tour of Norway 2021
1st
2ndstage
La Vuelta Challenge 2021
1st
Ladies Tour of Norway 2021
1st
3rdstage
Ladies Tour of Norway 2021
1st
Clásica San Sebastián 2021
1st
Olympic Games ITT 2021
1st
Emakumeen Nafarroako Klasikoa 2021
1st
2021
1st
1ststage
2021
1st
Ronde van Vlaanderen 2021
1st
Dwars door Vlaanderen 2021
1st
2ndstage
Giro Rosa 2020
1st
European Championships RR 2020
1st
Strade Bianche 2020
1st
Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria 2020
1st
Clásica Femenina Navarra 2020
1st
2020
1st
2020
1st
World RR Championships 2019
1st
1ststage
Boels Ladies Tour 2019
1st
2019
1st
6thstage
2019
1st
5thstage
2019
1st
Dutch ITT Championships 2019
1st
2019
1st
2019
1st
World ITT Championships 2018
1st
Boels Ladies Tour 2018
1st
6thstage
2018
1st
2ndstage
2018
1st
1ststage
2018
1st
Veenendaal-Veenendaal 2018
1st
La Course 2018
1st
Giro Rosa 2018
1st
10thstage
2018
1st
9thstage
2018
1st
7thstage
2018
1st
2ndstage
Emakumeen Bira 2018
1st
2ndstage
Herald Sun Tour 2018
1st
Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria 2017
1st
Emakumeen Bira 2017
1st
3rdstage
Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria 2017
1st
1ststage
Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria 2017
1st
Emakumeen Bira 2017
1st
5thstage
Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria 2017
1st
2ndstage
Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria 2017
1st
2017
1st
4thstage
2017
1st
1ststage
2017
1st
1ststage
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2017
1st
Lotto Belgium Tour 2016
1st
4thstage
Lotto Belgium Tour 2016
1st
1ststage
Lotto Belgium Tour 2016
1st
2016
1st
2ndstage
Auensteiner Radsporttage 2016
1st
1ststage
Festival Elsy Jacobs 2016
1st
1ststage
Giro della Toscana 2015
1st
1ststage
Dutch ITT Championships 2015
1st
1ststage
Dutch ITT Championships 2015
1st
Giro Rosa 2014
1st
2ndstage
Dutch ITT Championships 2014
1st
1ststage
Dutch ITT Championships 2014
1st
4thstage
2014
1st
1ststage
2014
1st
2014
1st
6thstage
Trophée d'Or 2013
1st
3rdstage
Thüringen Tour 2013
1st
1ststage
2013
1st
1ststage
2012
1st
Dutch RR Championships 2012
1st
4thstage
2012
1st
7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg 2012
1st
Valkenburg Hills Classic 2012
1st
3rdstage
2012
1st
1ststage
2012
1st
GP Stad Roeselare 2012
1st
GP Plouay 2011
1st
Vargarda RR 2011
1st
2011
1st
La Route de France 2010
1st
3rdstage
La Route de France 2010
1st
4thstage
2010
1st
2ndstage
Gracia Orlová 2010
1st
Novilon Eurocup Ronde van Drenthe 2010
Results
1st
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
1st
Liège-Bastogne-Liège
1st
3rdstage
Setmana Valenciana
1st
Setmana Valenciana
2nd
Flèche Wallonne
2nd
Ronde van Vlaanderen
2nd
Strade Bianche
4th
Amstel Gold Race
4th
2ndstage
Setmana Valenciana
14th
1ststage
Setmana Valenciana
21th
Dwars door Vlaanderen
56th
4thstage
Setmana Valenciana

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