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Annemiek van Vleuten

Movistar Team Women

Annemiek van Vleuten

Personal Details:

Nationality Netherlands
Date of birth 08/10/1982

Biography:

Annemiek van Vleuten was born in Vleuten, Netherlands, on October 8, 1982.


Van Vleuten is one of the most decorated cyclists of all time winning two road race world titles, two individual time trial world titles, a gold medal in the time trial and a silver medal in the road race at the Olympic Games, numerous Spring Classics such as Tour of Flanders and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and overall titles at the Tour de France Femmes, Giro d'Italia Donne and La Vuelta Fememina. She has also become one of the most recognizable athletes in the world, rising to the top of the sport somewhat later in her career with success in one-day classics, time trials and in the high mountains. 


Van Vleuten began her professional racing career in 2008 with the Dutch team Vrienden van het Platteland. She revealed that she found a mentor in cycling during the early stages of her career in compatriot Marianne Vos. They raced on the same team beginning in 2009 through 2014 at DSB Bank-Nederland Bloeit, which later became Rabobank. She then transferred to Bigla for one season in 2015 before spending three seasons with Mitcheton-Scott (2016-2020). She is currently racing under contract with Movistar Team, an alliance that began in 2021 and through to the end of 2023.


Van Vleuten's performances in the one-day races have sparked some of the most dramatic moments in women's cycling. If we think back to her audacious 104km solo victory to win her first road race world title in Harrogate, victories at Tour of Flanders, Liège-Bastogne-Liège and Strade Bianche. Most recently, there was her comeback from the freak crash, just three days after breaking her elbow in the World Championships team relay, with a stunning victory in the elite women's road race to win the rainbow jersey in Wollongong.


In her final year, before retirement at the end of 2023, Van Vleuten plans to do it all - again - one last time, with her main priorities focused on winning the Giro d'Italia Donne and the Tour de France Femmes, all while wearing the rainbow jersey as the World Champion.


Key Results


1st Tour de France Femmes 2022

1st Giro d'Italia Donne GC 2018, 2019, 2022

1st World time trial champion 2017, 2018

1st World road race champion 2019, 2022

1st Olympic Games gold medal individual time trial 2021

1st Olympic Games silver medal road race 2021

1st European road champion 2020

1st Dutch national road race champion 2012

1st Dutch national time trial champion 2014, '16-17, 2019 


Victories


1st Tour de France Femmes GC 2022

1st Tour de France Femmes stages x 2 

1st Giro d'Italia Donne GC 2018, 2019, 2022

1st Tour of Flanders 2011, 2021

1st Giro d'Italia Donne stages x 13

1st Strade Bianche 2019, 2020

1st Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes 2019, 2022

1st La Course by le Tour de France 2017, 2018

1st Boels Ladies Tour 2017, 2018

1st Lotto Belgium Tour 2014, 2016

1st La Route de France 2010


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