A classics expert with a powerful sprint, Marjolein is at home on the cobbles of Northern Europe. The 26-year-old also has a solid sprinting pedigree and showcased these qualities throughout the 2022 season, building off her battling 13th place finish at the inaugural Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift in epic conditions. In 2022, Marjolein finished second behind European champion Lorena Wiebes at Binche Chimay Binche pour Dames a month after winning her biggest race to date, the UCI 1.1 Grote Prijs Beerens. She also scored top five finishes in Danilith Nokere Koerse and a stage of the Women’s Tour on her way to six top tens.
Marjolein is from a cycling family and she got her first bike at seven years old but tried many different sports to develop her skills. This included a stint racing as an ice skater, something that had an immediate positive impact on her burgeoning cycling career. This importance of cross training and mindset is a key value for Marjolein. Off the bike, the Dutch rider has been a qualified and practising physiotherapist as well as having a passion for playing the guitar and singing.