Van der Breggen: I need a change, I want a change

Anna van der Breggen has decided not to defend her title at the Giro Rosa, an event she has raced 10 times and won twice, in search of finding motivation in a sport that she has dominated in recent years. In an interview with Cyclingnews, the Olympic gold medallist said that she has found such motivation in the exciting new challenge of mountain biking, and that she is scheduled to compete at the next World Cup at Val di Sole, held from July 6-8 in Trentino, Italy.

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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.