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Meet the team; Q&A Mischa

Watersley R+D Team Mischa

Meet Mischa Bredewold

19 years old 2nd year U23 rider from Amersfoort, Utrecht.

Cyling it is. As a 7 year old, Mischa found her sport. She never wanted anything else anymore. Mischa is studying Biomedical Science at the University of Utrecht.

As a coffee-lover, she likes to stop during her training ride, for a good caffeine shot with apple pie. She would love to travel the world as a professional cyclist. Her big portion of dedication and perseverance will certainly help towards these goals.

After being one of the top talents as a junior, the last 2 years, Mischa fought her way back into the peloton after a year of revalidation from severe injuries she had suffered from due to a car accident. Mischa showed great mental strength, and last year she proved herself in a comeback at the end of the season.

Already this year, she showed her potential scoring a 5th place in her first race, only to break her collarbone a few days later in the UCI race GP Samyn, when trying to close a gap to the front group which eventually would ride for the win.

The Amstel Gold Race and the Giro Rosa are Mischa’s favorite races, so when the roads rise, Mischa is in her zone, and ready for more!


Nickname: Mies

Favorite kitchen: Vietnamese

Favorite song: Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd

Favorite website: UrbanOutfitters

Favorite rider: Kasia Niewiadoma

Study: Biomedical Sciences


You can wake me up for?

A flight ticket to Asia or South America.


Best thing about cycling is?

The dedication, the suffering and the satisfaction of cycling.


Why and when did you start cycling?

My brother and I were always playing with the old trophies my dad won in cycling back in the day. When I was 7 years old, my brother started cycling I followed him soon. After that, I’ve never done anything else.


What could help women’s cycling?

The image of women cycling needs to improve. We have to show we are able to ride tough races, that we’re not afraid of taking risks and that our races are exciting to look at.


Nicest about limburg?

The “holiday feeling” you get from training in Limburg, when you’re riding in the sun and make a stop for a coffee with cake!


What’s on your bucketlist?

Having my own podcast and go a backpacking with my bike


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