Date of birth: 05/01/1991
Height: 166 cm
Weight: 55 kg
Hobbies: Cycling, reading, listening to music, cooking, cinema, training my youth team and being happy!
Social media: Instagram @MTBAnne
Hi there, I’m Anne! I was born on 5 January 1991 in a small town called Zierikzee in the southwest of the Netherlands. Anne started mountainbiking at the age of 12, after becoming jealous of seeing her brother having so much fun every week. Shortly afterwards she completed her first muddy battle of a race, soaking wet and had only one thought: “Best. Sport. Ever.”
After a few years, Anne moved with her parents and brother to the centre of Holland, where she and her brother started riding in national mountain bike races. It wasn’t all fun though. Anne was enjoying herself, but winning races was far from easy. At this point it was just a dream to race around the world.
As the racing got more and more serious, her dream slowly started to come true. Anne managed to win the World Cup as a junior in the middle of her final exams. From then on she participated in all the international Cross Country mountain bike championships and got better every year.
As her racing became more and more serious, so did her education. Anne’s bachelor degree in medicine is something she is very proud of having achieved. The combination of studying and racing at the level of her goal was not realistic for the future. In 2013 she made the decision to go pro and focus on racing full-time.
This decision began to pay off. 2015 was her most successful year. She won her fourth national title, and made her way several times into the World Cup top 20, finished fifth in the World Championship Eliminator and ended the year as ninth in the UCI ranking. For the future, Anne has ambitious goals and wishes to discover how good she can be as a mountain biker. “I’m looking forward to discovering my true potential wearing the jersey of the Ghost Factory Racing Team”, she says. A team with a clear mindset, knowledge and drive. ” In 2016, I was able to make my dream of riding in the Olympics come true. But that was not it yet, there is a lot more to come! Let’s go for it!”
Dutch Champion XCO
Fifth place World Championships XCE
Dutch Champion XCO
Dutch Champion XCE
Third place European Championships XCO
Third place European Championships Team
Fifth place World Championships XCO
Dutch National Champion XCO
Second place World Championship XCE
Participated at Olympic Games RIO
"My LECTOR X is my secret weapon! When the course is less rough , or when it’s all about speed, I want the fastest bike out there. The LECTOR is already really stiff and fast, but together with the carbon rigid fork, it’s just amazing! Especially in Eliminator races where you take out all the stops for a few minutes, you can really let off steam. Uncompromising and unrivalled!”