Ilse in stats
- Age 20
- With NXTG since January, 2019
Bio from Ilse
Ilse joined NXTG Racing via the APB Development Team. As a first-year junior rider she became European champion in the streets of Alkmaar after an audacious solo attack in the final.
“I started cycling when I was nine years old. At first, I did gymnastics, but then I saw my brother Rick join a cycling club so I wanted to do that too. It really runs in our family (grandfather, parents, brother). I like cycling because you get everywhere. It really takes a lot but you also get a lot in return. I like the races the most, the tactics and going all the way to the bottom. I find it difficult to say my specialty. I think that I am a fast and strong rider above all. I have already learned so much at NXTG and I am still learning especially with Jolien as sports director. I focus on tactics especially.
My dream is to be able to make cycling my profession. My dream races are the Ronde van Vlaanderen, Strade Bianche and the Tour de Frances Femmes.”