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Meet the team; Q&A Jewel

Watersley R+D Team Jewel

Meet Jewel Paumen

18 years old, 1st year U23 rider from Enighausen, Limburg.

Local rider Jewel lives in Enighausen, which is a small town close to Watersley Sports and Talentpark. Jewel is studying Physiotherapie in Heerlen.

She likes hard and hilly races and also has a decent sprint. Miss Limburg, as her teammates like to call her, is hard to be stopped, and always full of energy. With her temperamental mindset she already had great results or otherwise being present on the attack.

When she has some free time, Jewel likes to spend time with her friends. Backpacking on the bike is something that´s on Jewel´s to-do list.

Spring classics are her favorite races, and of course, the Amstel Gold Race being her home race.

If there’s 1 rider you will definitely see mix it up in breaks when the season starts again, it is Jewel Paumen.


Nickname: Miss Limburg

Favorite book: Judas

Favorite snack: Mcflurry Snickers

Favorite band: Sickmode

Speedrecord on bike: 95km/h

Study: Physiotherapy in Heerlen

Best thing about cycling?

The adrenaline kick you get from racing and long endurance rides.


What makes you happy?

Ice cold soda after a tough and hot race.


What’s on your bucketlist?

To travel the world on a bike.


Trade for a day with?

Chantal van den Broek-Blaak. She’s my favorite rider and would love to feel and see what a day in the life of a professional rider is like.


Describe yourself in 1 sentence?

I’m a stubborn girl who is dedicated to reach her personal goals.



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