Laurine van Riessen

Laurine van Riessen (born 10 August 1987) is a long track speed skater and track cyclist, who currently rides for UCI Track Team BEAT Cycling.[2] She competed for the Netherlands at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the 500, 1000, and 1500 metres and won the bronze medal in the 1000 metres.[3] In 2015, she switched to track cycling and won a bronze medal in the team sprint at the 2015 UEC European Track Championships in Grenchen, Switzerland.

Laurine van Riessen
2016 2017 UCI Track World Cup Apeldoorn 88.jpg
Van Riessen in 2016
Personal information
Birth nameLaurine van Riessen
Born (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 33)
Leiden, Netherlands
Cycling career
Personal information
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Team information
Current teamBEAT Cycling
DisciplineTrack
RoleRider
Professional teams
2017Matrix Pro Cycling
2018–BEAT Cycling Club[1]
Sport
Sport

Van Riessen competed for the Netherlands in track cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[4] In 2017, she rode for the British team Matrix Pro Cycling.[5] On 4 September 2018 she joined BEAT Cycling Club.

Major resultsEdit

2015
National Track Championships
1st   500m time trial
1st   Individual sprint
1st   Keirin
US Grand Prix of Sprinting
1st 500m time trial
2nd Individual sprint
Independence Day Grand Prix
1st Keirin
1st Sprint
3rd 500m Time Trial
Grand Prix of Colorado Springs
1st Keirin
1st Sprint
1st Team Sprint (with Yesna Rijkhoff)
Vic Williams Memorial Grand Prix
1st 500m time trial
2nd Individual sprint
2nd Keirin, Internationale Radsport Meeting
3rd European Track Championships (Team sprint)
2016
Milton International Challenge
1st Keirin
1st Sprint
1st 500m Time Trial
National Track Championships
1st   Individual sprint
3rd Keirin
Apeldoorn Track Championships
2nd Team sprint
3rd Individual sprint
3rd Grenchen Track Cycling Challenge (Individual sprint)
3rd Sprint, Dudenhofen
3rd Sprint, Öschelbronn
2017
Belgian International Track Meeting
1st Sprint
1st Keirin
Internationaal Baan Sprint Keirin Toernooi
1st Sprint
1st Keirin
Dublin International
1st Sprint
1st Keirin
3rd Keirin, Six Days of Rotterdam
3rd Sprint, Öschelbronn
2018
1st Keirin, Worldcup Track Cycling Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BEAT Cycling Club". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 2 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  2. ^ "BEAT Cycling". UCI.org. Union Cycliste Internationale. Archived from the original on 31 January 2021. Retrieved 31 January 2021.
  3. ^ CTV profile
  4. ^ Laurine van Riessen - athlete profile
  5. ^ [1]

External linksEdit