Marianne Vos sounds the gong to celebrate being named Sportswoman of the Year
Marianne Vos, a cyclist from Brabant who has been named Sportswoman of the year for the third time, sounds the gong.
Vos has won twelve world titles in three different cycling events: cyclo-cross, road and track. At the beginning of February she won the World Cyclo-Cross Championship, which was held in Hoogerheide, for the seventh time. She also holds two Olympic titles. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics she captured the title for the points race in field cycling. Four years later, in London, Marianne’s career reached a high point when she won the most coveted gold medal in cycling: the road race title. The winner of so many awards is certainly one of the most successful sportspersons in the Netherlands.
Marianne Vos is also active when she is not cycling. As a member of the Athletes Committee of the UCI (the international cycling union) she represents the women’s team, with a special focus on the future of women’s cycling. In addition, Marianne Vos is an ambassador for BikePure and 100% Dope Free, anti-doping organisations that want to ensure that the sport is completely clean.