Rider Profile

Marianne Vos

Team Jumbo-Visma Women

Marianne Vos

Personal Details:

Nationality Netherlands
Date of birth 13/05/1987

Biography:

Birthplace: 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Residence:
Babyloniënbroek
Height: 1.68m (5'6")

Marianne Vos is considered to be the greatest cyclist of all time, amassing hundreds of victories across almost all of cycling's major disciplines. Her penchant for winning has earned her the nickname "the Cannibal", taken from the previous greatest of all time Eddy Merckx. She's won two Olympic gold medals, three elite road world titles, a record eight elite cyclocross world titles, and two on the track, not to mention her European elite and junior titles. Vos has also won Dutch national titles on the road, cyclocross and mountain bike.


In her first year in the elites, Vos beat established favourite Hanka Kupfernagel to win her first cyclocross world title, then, during the 2006 road season, she claimed a stunning victory at Worlds in Salzburg. It started an incredible career on the road that included prestigious stage wins in major stage races - 32 in the Giro d'Italia and numerous one-day Classics victories including the Tour of Flanders, Amstel Gold Race, Gent-Wevelgem, Trofeo Alfredo Binda, and GP de Plouay. Her victory at the Olympic Games in London was one of the most scintillating races and a career highlight.

Vos won the overall UCI World Cup in five different seasons but, in 2014, the cracks started to show. She suffered a hamstring injury and overtraining, leading to a nearly complete break in 2015. She made a cautious return to training at the end of the season and wasted no time getting back to winning.

The Dutch rider has also been a key player in the evolution of women's cycling, fighting for higher pay, speaking out against abuse. She was appointed to the UCI Athlete Commission in 2011 and was part of an effort to convince the Tour de France organisers to add a race for women that eventually led to the Tour de France Femmes. Vos won two stages and the points classification in the inaugural race in 2022.


KEY RESULTS

Olympic Games

🥇 Road Race - 2012 London
🥇 Points Race (Track cycling) - 2008 Beijing

World Championships
🥇 Road Race - 2006 Salzburg

🥇 Road Race - 2012 Valkenburg

🥇 Road Race - 2013 Tuscany

🥇 Cyclocross - 2006 Zeddam 

🥇 Cyclocross - 2009 Hoogerheide 

🥇 Cyclocross - 2010 Tábor 

🥇 Cyclocross - 2011 Sankt Wendel 

🥇 Cyclocross - 2012 Koksijde 

🥇 Cyclocross - 2013 Louisville 

🥇 Cyclocross - 2014 Hoogerheide 

🥇 Cyclocross - 2022 Fayetteville 

🥇 Points Race (Track) - 2008 Manchester

🥇 Scratch Race (Track) - 2011 Apeldoorn

🥈 Road race - 2007 Stuttgart

🥈 Road race - 2008 Varese

🥈 Road race - 2009 Mendrisio

🥈 Road race - 2010 Geelong

🥈 Road race - 2011 Copenhagen

🥈 Road race - 2021 Flanders

🥈 Team Time Trial - 2013 Florence

🥈 Cyclocross - 2008 Treviso 

🥈 Cyclocross - 2017 Bieles 

🥉 Cyclocross - 2015 Tábor 

🥉 Cyclocross - 2019 Bogense 


Road

Tour de France - 2 stages (2022)
Giro d'Italia - Overall (2011, 2012, 2014) and 32 stages
World Cup overall (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)
Dutch Road Race Champion (2006, 2008, 2009, 2011)

Dutch Time Trial Champion (2010, 2011)
La Flèche Wallonne 5x (2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013)

Trofeo Alfredo Binda 4x (2009, 2010, 2012, 2019)

Tour of Flanders (2013)

Ronde van Drenthe 3x (2011, 2012, 2013)

Gent-Wevelgem (2021)

Amstel Gold Race (2021)

Open de Suède Vårgårda 3x (2009, 2013, 2018)

GP Ciudad de Valladolid (2011)

GP de Plouay (2012, 2013)






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