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18 April 1990 (age 34) Zwolle, Netherlands (

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Anna van der Breggen (born 18 April 1990) is a Dutch racing cyclist. While participating in the Team Time Trial at the 2014 Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, van der Breggen broke her pelvis in a crash sustained by her Rabo Liv team. However, she recovered to win her first race of 2015, the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. In 2015, she won a bronze medal in the Road Race at the inaugural European Games, and was awarded won the Gerrit Schulte Trophy for the best Dutch of cyclist of the year. She won gold in the women's road race at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.


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She turned professional in 2012 with the Sengers Ladies Cycling Team. In July, she won three of the four stages of women's Tour de Bretagne. She eventually won the overall classification, with a lead of almost three minutes. Van der Breggen also took victory in the time trial at the Tour Féminin en Limousin as well as the gold medal at the European cycling championships. As a result, she was selected for the 2012 UCI Road World Championships, whilst playing a domestique role for team leader, Marianne Vos, managed to finish fifth.


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Van der Breggen had a low key 2013 season, with the highlight of the season being a fourth-place finish at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio. She was, however, selected to compete in the 2013 UCI Road World Championships where she finished fourth. In preparation for the 2014 season, she announced she would be joining the Dutch Rabobank–Liv Giant team.

2014 – Stage racing success

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Van der Breggens first season with the Dutch Rabo outfit proved to be highly fruitful, as well as outlining her stage racing potential. Van der Breggen scored multiple stage victories throughout the season, with notable wins coming from the overall classification at the Ladies Tour of Norway and Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs, as well as a runners up spot at the Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour and a third-place finish at the most prestigious race of all in the women's calendar, the Giro d'Italia Femminile.

2015 – Giro d'Italia victor

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Van der Breggen has a career best campaign throughout the 2015 season. In first spring classic of the season - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad - van der Breggen managed to escape the leading group of riders as they headed onto the Molenberg along with Ellen van Dijk. The duo remained together for the last thirty kilometers with van der Breggen taking the sprint victory. The following week, she participated in Le Samyn des Dames, getting into the breakaway on the final lap with Emma Johansson and Chloe Hosking. Van der Breggen went on to record victories at La Flèche Wallonne Féminine and La Course by Le Tour de France as well as taking numerous podium positions at top one day races . Van der Breggen highlighted her stage race potential once again, by taking the overall classification at the Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs carrying the jersey from the prologue to the end of the race. Van der Breggens greatest victory came by securing the maglia rosa at the Giro d'Italia Femminile the most important race in the women's calendar and the only female Grand Tour.

2016 – Olympic champion

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The 2016 season began under similar conditions as the previous one, Van der Breggen successfully defended her title at La Flèche Wallonne Féminine taking a second successive victory. Van der Breggen was part of a breakaway of seven riders in the final 10 km.

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In July van der Breggen confirmed she would leave Rabo–Liv to join Boels–Dolmans for the 2017 season onwards.

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On 7 August van der Breggen won gold in the women's road race in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. This was after her teammate, Annemiek van Vleuten, who had been in the lead earlier, crashed on the way down from Vista Chinesa and had to be hospitalised. Following her Olympic victory she was made a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.

2017 – Ardennes classics domination

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In early 2017, van der Breggen became the first woman to win all three of the Ardennes classics in a single year. She dominated the Ardennes classics, winning her third straight La Flèche Wallonne Féminine as well as the first edition (fourth overall) of the new-look Amstel Gold Race. The following Sunday van der Breggen emerged triumphant at the first ever Liège–Bastogne–Liège Femmes.

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