Chantal Blaak

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Chantal Blaak
Chantal Blaak in Profronde van Tiel 2017.jpg
Blaak in 2017, wearing the Dutch national champion's jersey
Personal information
Nickname Blaaki
Born (1989-10-22) October 22, 1989 (age 28)
Zuidland, Netherlands
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Team information
Current team Boels–Dolmans
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics rider
Professional team(s)
2008–2012 AA Drink Cycling Team
2013 TIBCO / To The Top
2014 Specialized–lululemon
2015– Boels–Dolmans
Major wins

UCI Road World Cup

Open de Suède Vårgårda (2014)

UCI Women's WorldTour

Ronde van Drenthe (2016)
Gent–Wevelgem (2016)

One day races

World Road Race Championship (2017)
Drentse 8 (2014)
Le Samyn des Dames (2015, 2016)

Chantal Blaak is a Dutch road racing cyclist, and the 2017 world road race champion. She has ridden for the Boels–Dolmans team since 2015.

Junior career[edit]

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 career[edit]

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 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 Cycling Team for 2015, along with sponsors Specialized Bicycle Components and lululemon Athletica and teammate Evelyn Stevens.[1] She won the 2015 Le Samyn des Dames.

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

In 2017, Blaak became both Dutch national and world road race champion.

Major results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nagel, Maxwell (22 September 2014). "Specialized, Evelyn Stevens move to Boels-Dolmans women's cycling team in 2015". VeloNews. Retrieved 27 September 2014. 

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