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birth date 8/10/1982
nationality Dutch
Born Vleuten, Netherlands
nickname Vluty
Height 1.68 m
Weight 59kg
turned pro 2008
team Movistar
Bicycle Canyon Aeroad CFR
career wins 98
Stage race wins 14
Coach Louis Delahaije
Twitter @AvVleuten
Instagram @annemiekvanvleuten

Few drivers can boast of a palmarès as decorated as that of Annemiek van Vleuten. The Dutchwoman is a four-time world champion, with titles split evenly between road and time trials, and has won every major stage race in France, Italy and Spain.

She also has two Olympic medals, one gold and one silver, both won in Tokyo in 2021.

With 2023 billed as her retirement year, here are 21 things you probably didn’t know about Van Vleuten.

Annemiek van Vleuten kisses the gold medal at the 2022 World Champions

(Credit: Con Chronis/Getty Images)

1. She was born in the village of Vleuten, a district of the city of Utrecht. Her name, translated from Dutch, literally means “Annemiek from Vleuten”.


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