Monique van der Vorst
|Full name||Monique van der Vorst|
|Born||20 November 1984|
|Current team||CCC Liv|
|2012–||Stichting Rabo Women Cycling Team|
After having a leg operation at the age of 13, her legs became paralyzed.
In March 2010, when she was 25 years old, Van der Vorst had an accident, where she was rammed by another cyclist while riding her hand cycle. Some months after this incident, she regained feeling in both her legs. She has, after this, trained herself into walking.
Eventually, Van der Vorst began road cycling, and has been signed to the Rabobank Women's Cycling team.
- Athlete Search Results – van der Vorst, Monique, International Paralympic Committee (IPC)
- "Paralympian's recovery: Legs regained, dreams lost", The Associated Press, December 24, 2010 (Google)
- Lukas Eberle (April 27, 2012). "Competing under False Pretenses Fake Handicaps a Growing Problem for Disabled Sports". Der Spiegel. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
- Cycling News, "Rabobank Women's team signs miracle athlete Monique van der Vorst", November 22, 2011
| Dutch Disabled Sportsman / woman of the Year
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