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Silke Smulders

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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

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]

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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 | change source]

  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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