Julia Soek to join Drops-Le Col as sports director in 2022

HARDENBERG NETHERLANDS AUGUST 25 Julia Soek of Netherlands and Team DSM leads The Peloton during the 23rd Simac Ladies Tour 2021 Stage 1 a 1344km stage from Zwolle to Hardenberg SLT2021 UCIWWT on August 25 2021 in Hardenberg Netherlands Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Julia Soek (Team DSM) racing at the Simac Ladies Tour (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Julia Soek (Team DSM) is set to retire from racing at the end of the 2021 season, and will join UCI Continental team Drops-Le Col as a sports director. 

After 13 seasons in the professional peloton Soek announced in September that 2021 would be her last as a rider. Her move to directing was confirmed on Tuesday. 

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.