Laurine van Riessen

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Laurine van Riessen
2016 2017 UCI Track World Cup Apeldoorn 88.jpg
Van Riessen in 2016
Personal information
Born (1987-08-10) 10 August 1987 (age 29)
Leiden, Netherlands
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 62 kg (137 lb; 9.8 st)
Sport
Country Netherlands
Sport Speed skating
Track cycling
Turned pro 2006

Laurine van Riessen (born 10 August 1987) is a long track speed skater and cyclist. 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.[1] 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.

Van Riessen competed for the Netherlands in track cycling at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[2] In 2017, she will ride for the British team Matrix Fitness Pro Cycling. [3]

Major results[edit]

2015
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Track Championships (500m time trial)
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Track Championships (Individual sprint)
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Track Championships (Keirin)
1st US Grand Prix of Sprinting (500m time trial)
1st Vic Williams Memorial Grand Prix (500m time trial)
2nd US Grand Prix of Sprinting (Individual sprint)
2nd Vic Williams Memorial Grand Prix (Individual sprint)
2nd Dudenhofen Track Championships (Keirin)
3rd European Track Championships (Team sprint)
2016
1st MaillotHolanda.svg National Track Championships (Individual sprint)
2nd Apeldoorn Track Championships (Team sprint)
3rd National Track Championships (Keirin)
3rd Öschelbronn Track Championships (Individual sprint)
3rd Dudenhofen Track Championships (Individual sprint)
3rd Apeldoorn Track Championships (Individual sprint)
3rd Grenchen Track Cycling Challenge (Individual sprint)

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