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Shimano Ambassador Camp Spain

Last weekend Shimano invited me to their yearly Ambassador Camp in Spain. In my mind I already saw us riding through the Spanish backcountry, climbing hills, sweating like crazy, drinking cold Coca Cola, eating ice cream and sharpening those tan lines. Well.. when we arrived at our location near Riaza Spain greeted us not with […]

Finding November motivation

It’s easy to get out on the bike when the days are long and the sun is shining, providing you enviable tan lines. But what to do when days are getting shorter? When the sun only appears as you browse through memory lane on your Instagram account. Here’s an idea: Change the scenery and organize a weekend get-away […]

IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship Race Recap

One month ago I experienced one of the biggest races of races of our sports, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. And when I look back to it now, it still sounds surreal that I’ve been there. ..the weeks before: After my last race before the World Champs, an Olympic distance […]

My adventure in the French Alps: L’etape du tour

I always wanted to know how it feels to be part of something like the Tour de France, and be honest – Which cycling noob doesn’t want to be?! So when SKODA and their We Love Cycling project asked me to take part in the L’etape du tour, I didn’t hesitate. Saturday, hell day.. You […]

IRONMAN 70.3 Luxembourg Race Recap

WHAT. A. WEEKEND. It took me a bit to realise what just happened and I’m still lost somewhere between the highest excitement and the sorest legs. So, let’s start from the beginning: After talking about this goal of doing an Ironman 70.3 for almost two years it was finally go time. I’m usually the most […]

New bike day: my first TT bike

We all know that by rule #12 the correct number of bikes to own is n+1. So I’m more than happy that my fave, the Liz SL, finally got a little company: Dean. After I fell in love with the Dean last year when I saw it in the Ridley catalogue I got the chance to test […]

Cobbles & bikes

With Paris – Roubaix in mind I immediately think of cobble’s. This is what I posted last year about cobbles and I still stand by every word I said.. Here are some tips for you to make your bike ride more comfortable, on the cobbles. Tires and their pressure I swear by continental 25mm wide […]

Why mountain biking will improve your road riding.

I wish that many years ago, right back at the start, I had been introduced to mountain biking. I think it would have made me a more all round better road cyclist, and I say this for various reasons. If we have a look at past and present pro’s, quite a few have come from […]

Car life

Car life.. I’m typing this blog whilst sitting in the car for a 11hr ride.. again. I’m heading home this time. My team decided that we should participate in the PostNord Ladies Crit in Denmark. That”s a crit before the final of the men’s first stage. (They have a 5 day stage). We got an invitation […]

Motivation what’s in a word..

Motivation what’s in a word.. Some of you have been asking me the same question throughout this season. What drives me, what is the main reason I keep on pushing the levels of cycling and life – yes I like to push the buttons but somethimes I push one to many Let’s put this straight […]