Charlotte Kool: I want to grow as an athlete

Charlotte Kool (NXTG Racing)
Charlotte Kool (NXTG Racing) (Image credit: Getty Images)

Dutch sprinter Charlotte Kool (NXTG Racing) said she is looking forward to new challenges and opportunities to learn as she steps up to the Women’s WorldTour with Team DSM.

Kool, who this year won the GP International d'Isbergues and a stage at the Baloise Ladies Tour, recognised she may have fewer leadership opportunities at DSM, but is embracing the chance to improve as a rider. 

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Matilda Price is a freelance cycling journalist and digital producer based in the UK. She is a graduate of modern languages, and recently completed an MA in sports journalism, during which she wrote her dissertation on the lives of young cyclists. Matilda began covering cycling in 2016 whilst still at university, working mainly in the British domestic scene at first. Since then, she has covered everything from the Tour Series to the Tour de France. These days, Matilda focuses most of her attention on the women’s sport, writing for Cyclingnews and working on women’s cycling show The Bunnyhop. As well as the Women’s WorldTour, Matilda loves following cyclo-cross and is a recent convert to downhill mountain biking.