Marianne Vos

The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back

What a difference a year can make. When we spoke to Marianne Vos around this time last year, her return to racing was still uncertain. She had been sidelined with injuries for over a year, and her comeback was much anticipated. The multiple world and Olympic champion admitted to being doubtful about her recovery and …

#CXNats: these are your new women’s cyclocoss national champions

There were national championships being held all over Europe, the United States and Australia this weekend. While Australians were battling it out on the road, Europeans and Americans fought snow, ice, mud and freezing temperatures in search of cyclocross glory. The Northern Hemisphere countries tend to collectively hold their national cyclocross championship events in January …

Best of 2016: An end to the year without Marianne Vos

That time of the year when everyone has been off on holidays is coming to an end. So as we are packing up our bags and heading back to the office it’s also time to wrap up our holiday reading series, where we have revisited some of our best articles of 2016. It was tough …

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Former world champion Petra de Bruin speaks out about years of sexual abuse during her cycling career

Just weeks after the Dutch cycling federation, KNWU, announced its large-scale investigation into (sexual) intimidation, 54-year-old retired cyclist Petra de Bruin has come forward about the years of sexual abuse she endured as a young cyclist. A former world champion and four-time Dutch national champion in road and track disciplines, De Bruin said that after decades of …

Holiday reads: women’s cycling books to enjoy by the fire or on the beach

I love a good book but I can never find time to read, and the pile of books on my nightstand continues to grow. I’m halfway through at least half a dozen books and if it weren’t for audiobooks, I doubt I would have finished any books at all. So one of things I look …

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Dutch cycling federation launches investigation into harassment as riders speak out

When British track cyclist Jessica Varnish opened up about sexist behaviour and discrimination within British Cycling in April, a number of renowned British cyclists soon followed suit. Lizzie Deignan, Emma Pooley, Nicole Cooke and Laura Kenny spoke out in support of Varnish, and British Cycling’s technical director Shane Sutton resigned amidst the controversy. While the controversy surrounding …

Marianne Vos to return to cyclocross this month

Rabo-Liv today announced that seven-time former world cyclocross champion Marianne Vos will be making her return to the dirt on December 17th at Scheldecross in Belgium. Vos has been absent from the cyclocross scene since December 2014 due to a series of injuries. She made her return to the road this March and rode a …

Did the inaugural Women’s WorldTour live up to expectations?

When the inaugural 2016 Women’s WorldTour (WWT) was announced last year it was greeted with much excitement and anticipation. Touted as a “major step forward for women’s cycling,” the series aimed to grow the profile and professionalism of women’s cycling by replacing the existing UCI Women’s Road World Cup with a season-long WorldTour, similar to the …

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Marianne Vos reunites with team director Jeroen Blijlevens

The continuation of the Rabo-Liv team, WM3 Pro Cycling, today announced that former pro cyclist Jeroen Blijlevens has signed a two-year contract to join Marianne Vos’ team as Directeur Sportif. This is a reunion for Vos and Blijlevens, who worked together in 2010 and 2011 when Blijlevens was the team director of Nederland Bloeit and …

With sights set on 2020 Olympics, Marianne Vos’ team signs five-year deal with new title sponsor

As previously reported, the continuation of what’s left of the Rabo-Liv team will take on a different format and unique business model starting January 1, 2017. Its current title sponsor; Directeur Sportif, Koos Moerenhout; and big named riders like Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen, cyclocross world champion Thalita de Jong and two-time Dutch national …

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