Portrait ofAnnemiek van Vleuten
Place: Wageningen
Birth: 08/10/1982
Country: NED
Height: 168 Cm
Weight: 59 Kg
Pro debut: 2008
Career path:

2016-2020: Mitchelton-Scott
2015: Bigla
2009-2014: NL Bloeit / Rabobank
2008: Vrienden van het Platteland

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Annemiek van Vleuten

La más completa del pelotón

THE BEST IN THE WORLD. Such is the level of achievements Dutchwoman Annemiek van Vleuten has attained for most of the past descade. Her work ethic, commitment and extreme competitive spirit have brought her to break all barriers and reach sensational results well past 30. Looking only at the past four years, she’s notched up three rainbow jerseys -two ITT Worlds (2017, 18) and one road race title (2019)-; two Giro Rosa overall victories (2018, 19), leading the GC in 2020 before a crash caused her a wrist fracture that hampered her subsequent performances; one Liège-Bastogne-Liège (2019); two Strade Bianche (2019, 2020); two La Course (2017, 18) and the European road race Championships, which she will wear in her first Movistar Team jersey in 2021.

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 last five years-; two iliac artery surgeries; wins in races as different as the Ronde van Vlaanderen (2011) or the long-gone Route de France (2010), part of an endless palmarès with more than 70 UCI victories; and a huge grudge: the Olympic Games. She was so close 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, yet not as people tend to think. “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. Will tables turn in Tokyo for ‘AVV’?

SEEKING FOR NEW CHALLENGES. Annemiek had the Movistar Team as a reference even well before the women’s program was set up three years ago. 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 appreciated and admires. Her recent stay in Colombia and her efforts to learn an already decent Spanish should make it easier for Annemiek to adapt herself to a Telefónica-backed squad welcoming her just as what she is: a role model in our sport. “I’m joining this team not only to succeeed myself, but more importantly, helping all those young talents this team has, so they can continue their way to the top. If they see that I struggle and fight as much as they do, that could be some extra motivation for them.” It’s already an honour to hear those words.

Annemiek became a pro only with 26 years of age, as she started to focus primarily on cycling during her final year of college. “I studied Animal Science at the University of Wageningen, where I still live, and specialised in epidemiology and zoonoses”, explains Van Vleuten, who really didn’t get into ‘cycling culture’ and started thinking about a pro adventure in the sport until she started working elsewhere following her studies.

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Palmares

80 Victories as professional

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

24 Days of Racing
2872.2 Km covered

1st Setmana Valenciana
1st Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
1st Clásica San Sebastián
1st (1st stage) Setmana Valenciana
1st Dwars door Vlaanderen
1st Ronde van Vlaanderen
1st (1st stage) Navarra Classics
2nd GP Ciudad de Eibar
2nd Liège-Bastogne-Liège
2nd Durango-Durango Emakumeen Saria
2nd Vuelta a Burgos
2nd (4th stage) Vuelta a Burgos
3rd (2nd stage) Navarra Classics
3rd Amstel Gold Race
4th Dutch ITT Championships
4th Flèche Wallonne
4th Strade Bianche
8th (3rd stage) Vuelta a Burgos
10th (1st stage) Vuelta a Burgos
10th (3rd stage) Setmana Valenciana
11th Dutch RR Championships
12th (4th stage) Setmana Valenciana
21th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
22th (2nd stage) Setmana Valenciana
36th Brabantse Pijl
52th (2nd stage) Vuelta a Burgos