Marianne Vos

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 …

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 …

The 2016 Ella Awards: celebrating the best of the season

Thanks to a later than usual world championships, us cycling fans got to enjoy a few extra weeks of racing, but for the riders it’s been a long and taxing season, and now that a new world champion has been crowned, the season has finally come to a close. But what a season it was! From …

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Riders and name announced for Marianne Vos’ 2017 team

The name and roster for the new team of Marianne Vos have been announced today. The team will operate under the name Fortitude Pro Cycling and offers a new way of sport sponsorship. Team manager Eric van den Boom explains: “Small businesses, mom-and-pop shops, larger companies with a sizable workforce, multinationals; really, all businesses that believe in …

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Preview: Vos, Van der Breggen, Johansson and other top Europeans to compete at first-ever elite European Championships

One glance at the startlist for this weekend’s European Championships in France shows that the race for the coveted gold-starred blue jersey will be hard-fought. All road Olympic medalists — Anna van der Breggen (NED), Emma Johansson (SWE) and Elisa Longo Borghini (ITA) — are slated to compete as are former world champions Marianne Vos, …

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The inaugural Women’s WorldTour recap in numbers, videos and photos

After 17 rounds of fierce racing, the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour concluded in Madrid yesterday where WiggleHigh5 scored their third Women’s WorldTour victory with Jolien d’Hoore taking the win and teammate Chloe Hosking coming in second. Boels-Dolmans’ Megan Guarnier had already secured the series title several races prior with an impressive lead over second place finisher …

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World cx champion Thalita de Jong leaves disbanding Rabo-Liv team for lead role in small Belgian team

Following Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen’s and Lucinda Brand‘s transfer announcements earlier this month, today another Rabo-Liv rider announced she’ll be leaving the Dutch squad. Cyclocross world champion Thalita de Jong revealed that, after five years with Rabo-Liv, she’ll be taking a lead role for the small Belgium UCI team Lares-Waowdeals. Rabo-Liv has been a …

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Vos’ touching gesture for Annemiek van Vleuten

A day after the Olympic road race, which saw her teammate and compatriot Anna van der Breggen (Rabo-Liv, the Netherlands) take gold in a three-woman-sprint, Marianne Vos chases after fellow cyclists in the Olympic village, holding two orange papers in her hand. Vos had a bad night’s sleep on Sunday night, with the mixed emotions of Van der …

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