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 32)
Leiden, Netherlands
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight62 kg (137 lb)
Sport
CountryNetherlands
SportSpeed skating
Track cycling
ClubBEAT Cycling Club
Turned pro2006

Laurine van Riessen (born 10 August 1987) is a long track speed skater and track 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] On the 4th of September 2018 she joined BEAT Cycling Club.

Major results[edit]

2015
National Track Championships
1st MaillotHolanda.svg 500m time trial
1st MaillotHolanda.svg Individual sprint
1st MaillotHolanda.svg 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 MaillotHolanda.svg 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
Worldcup Track Cycling Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines
1st Keirin

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