Women’s Cycling Profiles: Marit Raaijmakers

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Marit Raaijmakers

Name: Marit Raaijmakers
Date of Birth – 2nd June 1999
Nationality – Dutch
2020 Team – ParkHotel Valkenburg
Former Teams – None
Career Achievements
1st National Track Championships – Derny race (2017 & 2019)
2nd European Track Championships – Derny race (2019), National Track Championships – Madison (2019), National Championships TT Juniors (2017)
3rd National Track Championships – Madison (2017 & 2018), National Track Championships – Points race (2017)
6th GC Healthy Ageing Tour (Nations Cup) (2017), World Championships TT Juniors (2017)
9th Stage Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour (2019)

Who taught you to ride and bike & how old were you?

My dad, both my parents were cyclists back in the day & my dad has always been my biggest supporter since I started cycling at the age of 10.

What was your first proper road bike & what colour was it?

My first road bike was a shiny white, 26″ inch, Focus.

What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?

My favourite place to ride is Schoorl. That’s a dune reserve with lots of MTB tracks and cycle paths near to home.

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What tips do you have to keep the love of cycling going amidst all the training?

Diversity. I train in different disciplines to keep it fun. Road, track and mountain biking.

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What experiences are still to do on your cycling ‘bucket list’?

Strade Bianche and La Course (both of which I will ride this season if everything goes to plan) and the Elite World Championships on the road.

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