Anna van der Breggen: The five races that changed my life

Van der Breggen celebrates her 2018 Worlds win in Innsbruck (Image credit: Getty Images)

Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) has been one of the most successful and versatile cyclists to have come from the Netherlands. During her eight-year career, she has won just about everything there is to win in women's professional road racing from stage races to one-day races and from flat to mountainous parcours, and she even tackles to occasional off-road event.

She joined the pro ranks with the Belgium team Senger in 2012 and then moved up to Rabobank-Liv in 2014 where she spent three seasons. She has raced for the number one ranked team in the world - Boels-Dolmans - for the past four seasons.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.