Annemiek van Vleuten blog: The ultimate challenge

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Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) racing at the 2020 Strade Bianche (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

One fundamental characteristic of athletes, especially cyclists, is that our ability to deal with change is higher than average – we train for it. 

The circumstances surrounding the coronavirus have put athletes on another level when dealing with disappointment, changing schedules and training plans. We're now just living day-by-day. It's been an ultimate challenge to test our flexibility.

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Annemiek van Vleuten

Annemiek van Vleuten (Movistar Team Women) is a two-time winner of the Giro d'Italia Donne, a two-time winner of the individual time trial at the World Championships, both in 2017 and 2018, and winner of the road race title at the World Championships in 2019. You can visit her website here.