After a breakout season in 2021 and a big transfer to Liv Racing Xstra, the 2022 season was a bump back down to earth for Amber van der Hulst. The 23-year-old only took 3 top-10 results this year, all of which were at the Baloise Ladies Tour which Lorena Wiebes dominated. With the diagnosis of a blockage in the femoral artery, Van der Hulst now has a reason for a poor season and will be having off-season surgery shortly to correct the issue.
Still looking for her first victory in the women’s peloton, Van der Hulst is secure at Liv Racing Xstra until the end of 2023.
“Recently I was diagnosed with a blockage in my femoral artery. I am having surgery on this this winter. The situation creates mixed feelings. On the one hand it is annoying that I will be out of the running for a while.
On the other hand, I’m relieved, because it explains why last season was disappointing and I didn’t take the step I hoped to make. Hopefully the operation has the desired effect and I can do what I want in the course of 2023: race at the highest level. I’ll keep you up to date!”Amber van der Hulst