|Born||1 April 2001|
Loon op Zand, Netherlands
|Current team||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.
Career[change | change source]
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. 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. Smulders competed at the 2022 Tour de France Femmes.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Silke Smulders". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
- ↑ "Silke Smulders naar Lotto Soudal: 'Ik word prof, dat is wel een stap'". BN de Stem. 16 November 2020. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
- ↑ "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.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Silke Smulders at ProCyclingStats