Anna van der Breggen

This is a Dutch name; the family name is van der Breggen, not Breggen.
Anna van der Breggen

Anna van der Breggen after winning the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics
Personal information
Full name Anna van der Breggen
Born (1990-04-18) 18 April 1990
Zwolle, Netherlands
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Team information
Current team Rabo–Liv Women Cycling Team
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2009 Team Flexpoint
2012–2013 Sengers Ladies
2014– Rabo–Liv
Major wins

UCI Women's World Cup

La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (2015)

UCI Women's World Tour

La Flèche Wallonne Féminine (2016)

Stage races & Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia Femminile (2015)
Tour de Bretagne (2012)
Festival Luxembourgeois du cyclisme féminin Elsy Jacobs (2014, 2015)
Ladies Tour of Norway (2014)

One day races

Olympic Games Road Race (2016)
European Road Race Trial (2016)
European Time Trial championships (2012)
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (2015)
La Course by Le Tour de France (2015)
National Time Trial Champion (2015)
Infobox last updated on
20 June 2015

Anna van der Breggen (born 18 April 1990) is a Dutch racing cyclist.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] She won gold in the women's road race at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.[4]


Sengers Ladies Cycling Team


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.


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.



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.


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.[5] 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.


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.

In July van der Breggen confirmed she would leave Rabo–Liv to join Boels–Dolmans for the 2017 season onwards.[6]

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.[4] Following her Olympic victory she was made a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau.[7]

Major results

1st Overall Tour de Bretagne
1st Stages 1, 2 and 4
1st European Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Trophée d'Or Féminin
3rd GP de Plouay
1st Overall Ladies Tour of Norway
1st Stage 1
1st Points classification
1st Overall Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
1st Stage 1
2nd Ronde van Drenthe World Cup
2nd Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT
2nd Overall Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour
1st Mountains classification
1st TTT Stage 2
1st Stage 4
3rd Overall Emakumeen Euskal Bira
1st Mountains classification
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
1st Stage 8
1st Overall Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
1st Prologue (ITT)[5]
1st National Time Trial championships
1st La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
1st La Course by Le Tour de France
1st Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT
1st Combativity classification Energiewacht Tour
1st Prologue[8] & Stage 4[9]
2nd UCI Road World Championships Road Race
2nd Overall UCI Women's Road World Cup
2nd Le Samyn des Dames
3rd UCI Road World Championships Team Time Trial
3rd Trofeo Alfredo Binda
3rd Tour of Flanders for Women
3rd Overall Lotto-Belisol Belgium Tour
1st Mountains classification
1st Stage 4[10]
1st Road Race, Olympic Games
1st European Road Race Championships
1st Omloop van de IJsseldelta
1st La Flèche Wallonne Féminine
3rd Time Trial, Olympic Games
3rd Overall Grand Prix Elsy Jacobs
3rd Overall Giro d'Italia Femminile
3rd Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT

See also


  1. "Anna van der Breggen". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  2. "Disaster befalls Marianne Vos's Rabo-Liv as Specialized-Lululemon seal hat-trick of world time trial titles". 21 September 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  3. Clarke, Stuart (1 December 2015). "Tom Dumoulin named Dutch Cyclist of the Year". Cycling Weekly. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  4. 1 2 Wynn, Nigel (7 August 2016). "Anna van der Breggen wins Rio 2016 Olympics women's road race; Lizzie Armitstead fifth". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  5. 1 2 "Van Der Breggen wins prologue at Elsy Jacobs". 1 May 2015. Retrieved 4 May 2015.
  6. "Boels-Dolmans announce Anna van der Breggen signing -". Retrieved 17 September 2016.
  7. "Van der Breggen and Ligtlee given royal honours - News shorts". 24 August 2016. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
  8. Connolly, Sarah (10 April 2015). "Van der Breggen tops Energiewacht Tour prologue". Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  9. Connolly, Sarah (12 April 2015). "Energiewacht Tour: Brennauer wins overall title". Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  10. "Lotto Belgium Tour 2015: Uitslag - Results: Rit 4 11/09/2015 Sint Maria Lierde Geraardsbergen" (PDF). Lotto-Belisol Belgium Tour. 11 September 2015. Retrieved 2 October 2015.

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