Daphny van den Brand

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Daphny van den Brand
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Personal information
Full name Daphny van den Brand
Born (1978-04-06) April 6, 1978 (age 37)
Zeeland, North Brabant, Netherlands
Height 1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)
Weight 51 kg (112 lb)
Team information
Discipline Cyclo-cross
Role Rider
Professional team(s)
2000 Kupfernagel
2003–2004 @Home
2005 Van Bemmelen - AA Drink
Major wins

Arc en ciel.svg World Cyclo-cross Champion (2003)
European Union European Cyclo-cross Champion (2006, 2007)

Netherlands National Cyclo-cross Champion (10 times)
Netherlands National MTB Champion (2002)
Infobox last updated on
February 1, 2012

Daphny van den Brand, (born April 6, 1978 in Zeeland, North Brabant) is a Dutch cyclo-cross, road bicycle and mountain bike racer.

Daphny van den Brand started her cycling at eight. She won races thanks to her sprint.

Van den Brand joined the Dutch junior team. She won her first medal as a junior in 1993 during the cyclo-cross race in Sint-Michielsgestel, where she finished third .

Dutch mountain bike manager Leo van Zeeland asked her in 1994 to race on a mountain bike. Van den Brand took part in a race in Bergschenhoek and finished in fifth position. She rode the European and world junior mountain biking championships and finished seventh in both.

Van den Brand then concentrated on mountain biking and cyclo-cross. She won eight national cyclo-cross championships and the cyclo-cross world championship in 2003 in Monopoli. She also won four world bronze medals, a silver at the European championship in 2005 and gold at the 2006 UCI Cyclo-cross European Championships. In mountain biking she won a gold, a silver and a bronze medal in national championships between 2001 and 2003.

Achievements[edit]

1994
3rd in National championship cyclo-cross
1997
1st in Gieten
1998
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
1st in Gieten
1999
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
1st in Gieten
2000
3rd in World Championship Cyclo-cross
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
1st in Gieten
2001
3rd in World Championship Cyclo-cross
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
1st in Gieten
2002
2nd in Dutch National Championship Mountain bike
3rd in World Championship Cyclo-cross
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
1st in Hoogerheide
2003
3rd in Dutch National Championship Mountain bike
1st in Arc en ciel.svg World Championship Cyclo-cross in Monopoli
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
1st in Hoogerheide
1st in Torino
1st in Vossem
1st in Kalmthout
2004
2nd in National championship cyclo-cross
1st in  Netherlands National championship mountain bike
1st in Oostmalle
1st in Pijnacker-Nootdorp
1st in Milano
1st in Kalmthout
1st in Overijse
1st in Loenhout
2005
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
1st in Hamburg
1st in Kalmthout
1st in Sint-Michielsgestel
1st in Koppenberg
2nd in UCI cyclo-cross European championship in Pont-Chateau
1st in Pijnacker-Nootdorp
1st in Milano
1st in Hofstade
1st in Hooglede
2006
1st in 2006 UCI Cyclo-cross European Championships
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
1st in Liévin
1st in Hoogerheide
3rd in World championship cyclo-cross
1st in Oostmalle
1st in Harderwijk
1st in Frankfurt
1st in Overijse
1st in Veghel-Eerde
2007
1st in 2007 UCI cyclo-cross European championship
1st in  Netherlands National championship cyclo-cross
2009
2nd in UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup, Treviso (ITA)

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