Chantal van den Broek-Blaak

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Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (née Blaak; born 22 October 1989) is a Dutch road racing cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Women's WorldTeam SD Worx.[3] In 2017 she became world road race champion in Bergen, Norway.[4]

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak
Chantal Blaak - 2018 UEC European Road Cycling Championships (Women's road race).jpg
Van den Broek-Blaak at the 2018 European Road Cycling Championships.
Personal information
Full nameChantal van den Broek-Blaak
NicknameBlaaki
BornChantal Blaak
(1989-10-22) 22 October 1989 (age 32)
Zuidland, Netherlands
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Team information
Current teamSD Worx
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist
Professional teams
2008–2012AA-Drink Cycling Team
2013Team TIBCO–To The Top
2014Specialized–lululemon
2015–Boels–Dolmans[1][2]
Major wins
UCI Road World Cup
Open de Suède Vårgårda (2014)

UCI Women's WorldTour

Ronde van Drenthe (2016)
Gent–Wevelgem (2016)
Ronde van Vlaanderen (2020)
Strade Bianche Donne (2021)

One day races

World Road Race Championship (2017)
Amstel Gold Race (2018)
Drentse 8 (2014)
Le Samyn des Dames (2015, 2016, 2020)
Medal record
Representing the  Netherlands
Women's road cycling
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2017 Bergen Road Race
European Games
Silver medal – second place 2019 Minsk Time trial
Representing Specialized–lululemon
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2014 Ponferrada Team Time Trial

CareerEdit

Junior careerEdit

Van den Broek-Blaak was the Dutch national junior time trial champion in 2006 and 2007. She was European under-23 road race champion in 2009 and was also third in the Ronde van Drenthe race of the UCI Women's Road World Cup in that year.

Professional careerEdit

 
Van den Broek-Blaak wearing the rainbow jersey at the start of the 2018 Tour of Flanders

Van den Broek-Blaak began her professional career in 2008 with the Dutch AA-Drink Cycling Team and remained with them until they disbanded at the end of 2012, after which she raced for the US team Team TIBCO–To The Top for a year.

In 2014, she joined Specialized–lululemon and won her first UCI Women's Road World Cup race, the Open de Suède Vårgårda.

She transferred to the Boels–Dolmans team for 2015, along with sponsors Specialized Bicycle Components and lululemon Athletica and teammate Evelyn Stevens.[5] She won the 2015 Le Samyn des Dames.

2016 was her most successful season to date, yielding wins in Le Samyn des Dames, the Ronde van Drenthe, Gent–Wevelgem and the Holland Ladies Tour.

In 2017, van den Broek-Blaak became both Dutch national and world road race champion after she successfully broke away from an elite group of riders 8 kilometres (5.0 miles) from the finish.[4] In the rainbow jersey, she won the Amstel Gold Race in 2018.[6]

2019 saw Chantal Blaak win Omloop Het Nieuwsblad for the first time.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

In the 2019 off-season, Chantal Blaak married former cyclist Lars van den Broek.

Major resultsEdit

2007
1st   Time trial, National Junior Road Championships
UCI Juniors World Championships
5th Time trial
10th Road race
2008
6th Ronde van Gelderland
2009
1st   Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2nd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Grand Prix de Dottignies
3rd Ronde van Drenthe
4th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
7th Omloop van Borsele
8th Overall Holland Ladies Tour
8th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
10th Ronde van Gelderland
2010
2nd Holland Hills Classic
5th Ronde van Drenthe
6th Tour of Flanders for Women
7th Open de Suède Vårgårda
9th Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
2011
1st Erondegemse Pijl
3rd Road race, National Road Championships
3rd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th GP de Plouay – Bretagne
5th Overall Holland Ladies Tour
6th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
8th Road race, UEC European Under-23 Road Championships
10th Overall Ster Zeeuwsche Eilanden
1st Stage 2
2012
2nd Ronde van Gelderland
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
4th EPZ Omloop van Borsele
5th Holland Hills Classic
5th 7-Dorpenomloop Aalburg
8th Overall Energiewacht Tour
2013
3rd Chrono Gatineau
5th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
7th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
7th Grand Prix cycliste de Gatineau
8th Overall Holland Ladies Tour
9th Overall Belgium Tour
2014
1st   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st Drentse 8
1st Open de Suède Vårgårda TTT
1st Open de Suède Vårgårda
1st Stage 5 Energiewacht Tour
4th Ronde van Drenthe World Cup
5th Novilon EDR Cup
7th Ronde van Overijssel
2015
1st Le Samyn des Dames
1st RaboRonde Heerlen
1st Stage 3 Emakumeen Euskal Bira
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Omloop van het Hageland
3rd Time trial, National Road Championships
3rd Crescent Women World Cup Vårgårda TTT
4th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
4th Time trial, EPZ Omloop van Borsele
5th Gooik–Geraardsbergen–Gooik
6th Holland Hills Classic
9th Tour of Flanders for Women
9th Ronde van Overijssel
2016
1st   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
1st   Overall Holland Ladies Tour
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
1st Le Samyn des Dames
1st Ronde van Drenthe
1st Gent–Wevelgem
Crescent Vårgårda UCI Women's WorldTour
1st Team time trial
3rd Road race
Energiewacht Tour
1st Stages 1 (TTT) & 2
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
3rd Tour of Flanders
4th Madrid Challenge by La Vuelta
5th Gooik–Geraardsbergen–Gooik
6th Omloop van Borsele
2017
UCI Road World Championships
1st   Road race
2nd   Team time trial
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Crescent Vårgårda UCI Women's WorldTour TTT
Healthy Ageing Tour
1st Stages 2 (TTT) & 4
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia Femminile
2nd Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
3rd Tour of Flanders for Women
4th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
6th Overall Holland Ladies Tour
8th Gent–Wevelgem
9th Ronde van Drenthe
2018
1st   Road race, National Road Championships
1st Amstel Gold Race
1st Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden TTT
1st Stage 5 Holland Ladies Tour
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Overall Healthy Ageing Tour
1st Stages 3b (TTT) & 4
2nd Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
4th Strade Bianche
5th Tour of Flanders for Women
2019
1st Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2nd   Time trial, European Games
2nd Ronde van Drenthe
7th Tour of Flanders for Women
10th Strade Bianche
2020
1st Le Samyn des Dames
1st Tour of Flanders for Women
4th Road race, UEC European Road Championships
4th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
2021
1st   Overall Holland Ladies Tour
1st Strade Bianche
1st Dwars door het Hageland
1st Drentse Acht van Westerveld
10th Paris–Roubaix
2022
3rd Tour of Flanders for Women
4th Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio
7th Omloop van het Hageland
8th Paris–Roubaix

General classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour results timeline
Stage race 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Giro d'Italia Femminile 62 43 38 49 40 50 18 DNF

Classics results timelineEdit

Monument 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Tour of Flanders DNF 34 6 24 27 40 27 9 3 3 5 7 1 19 3
Paris–Roubaix Race did not exist NH 10 8
Liège–Bastogne–Liège Race did not exist 35 43 45 24 29 DNF
Classic 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 64 4 25 3 28 7 DNF 4 2 2 15 1 4 11 38
Strade Bianche Race did not exist 4 10 29 1 16
Ronde van Drenthe 59 3 5 55 19 DNF 4 26 1 9 62 2 NH 21
Trofeo Alfredo Binda-Comune di Cittiglio 8 59 6 68 5 27 32 12 4 2 11 31 4
Gent–Wevelgem Race did not exist 1 8 31 71 44
Amstel Gold Race Race did not exist 11 1 43 NH 52 53
La Flèche Wallonne 43 36 48 DNF 21 92
GP de Plouay – Bretagne 26 11 4 52 35 57 45
Open de Suède Vårgårda DNF DNF 7 52 47 1 27 3 34 44 Not held

Major championship results timelineEdit

Event 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
  World Championships Time trial 13
Road race 23 DNF 98 17 61 50 1 44 43 12 32
  European Championships Road race Race did not exist 45 62 23 28 4 DNF
  European Games Time trial Event did not exist Not Held 2 Not Held
Road race DNF 66
  National Championships Time trial 11 9 10 9 4 3 2 6 5 NH
Road race 42 2 11 3 26 19 10 34 1 1 13 7 41
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish
NH Not held

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ostanek, Daniel (3 December 2018). "Boels-Dolmans finalise roster with MTB champion Annika Langvad". Cyclist. Dennis Publishing Limited. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ Frattini, Kirsten (8 January 2020). "2020 Team Preview: Boels Dolmans". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. Retrieved 20 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Team SD Worx". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 13 January 2021. Retrieved 13 January 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Chantal Blaak nets elite women's road race world title despite crash". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  5. ^ Nagel, Maxwell (22 September 2014). "Specialized, Evelyn Stevens move to Boels-Dolmans women's cycling team in 2015". VeloNews. Retrieved 27 September 2014.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Chantal Blaak wins women's Amstel Gold Race". Cyclingnews. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  7. ^ "Women's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2020 Preview". ProCyclingUK.com. Retrieved 28 February 2020.

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