Silke Smulders

Dutch race cyclist

Silke Smulders (born 1 April 2001) is a Dutch professional racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's World Tour team Liv Racing–Xstra.[1]

Silke Smulders
Personal information
Born (2001-04-01) 1 April 2001 (age 23)
Loon op Zand, Netherlands
Team information
Current teamLiv Racing–Xstra
Professional teams
2021–2022Lotto–Soudal Ladies
2022–Liv Racing–Xstra

Career change

Smulders competed at the 2020 European Road Championships in the women’s under-23 road race where she was the lead-out rider for Lonneke Uneken, who won the silver medal. Due to this performance and her performance during the 2020 Trophée des Grimpeuses, she earned a professional contract in 2021 with Lotto–Soudal Ladies.[2] While she missed a part of the season due to a knee surgery she had some good results. She had a good Dutch national championships and finished 5th in the youth classification of the 2021 Giro Rosa. Smulders moved in 2022 to a main women’s cycling teams Liv Racing–Xstra.[3] Smulders competed at the 2022 Tour de France Femmes.

References change

  1. "Silke Smulders". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  2. "Silke Smulders naar Lotto Soudal: 'Ik word prof, dat is wel een stap'". BN de Stem. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  3. "Silke Smulders is ambitieus en maakt stappen: 'Ik merk dat ik het niveau van de World Tour aankan'". Brabants Dagblad (in Dutch). 10 December 2021. Retrieved 30 July 2021.

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