Van Moorsel says goodbye

Dutch track rider Leontien van Moorsel finished her professional cycling career on Saturday evening...

Dutch track rider Leontien van Moorsel finished her professional cycling career on Saturday evening at the Rotterdam Six day. In front of 8,000 spectators, Van Moorsel gave her last show in the 'Ahoy' velodrome and thanked all the people that supported her, especially her parents and her closest family members.

Van Moorsel called it a career as the evening was filled with a speech from the NOCNSF president Erica Terpstra and battles between the best track riders against Erik Dekker, Michael Boogerd and Max van Heeswijk. However, Leontien will stay involved in cycling in the future as she will coach cycling talents together with her husband Michael Zijlaard.

Van Moorsel's biggest successes include:

Olympic road champion
Olympic time-trial champion (2x)
Olympic pursuit champion

World road champion (2x)
World time-trial champion (2x)
World pursuit champion (4x)
World team-time-trial champion

World hour record
Overall victory Tour de France Féminin (2x)

Dutch road champion (7x)
Dutch time-trial champion (6x)
Dutch pursuit champion (5x)
Dutch points race champion (2x)
Dutch omnium champion
Overall victory Ronde van Nederland
Dutch sportswoman of the Year (6x)

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