Meet the team; Q&A Rosalie
Meet Rosalie van der Wolf
19 years old, 1st year U23 rider from Oude-Tonge , Zuid-Holland.
The perfectionista ‘Roos’ hails from a cycling family as her father Michael is a former professional cyclist, who won stages at the Niedersachsen Rundfahrt, Olympias Tour, and the Circuito Montanes, beating Oscar Freire to the line in one of the stages.
Rosalie’s sister, Babette, races as a U17 rider, and already showed her talent by winning multiple races last year. They even rode races together last year, where Roos has great memories from.
Rosalie is a real team player and has a love for the Flemish spring classics. She dreams of being present in these races, in a field with her role model, Chantal Blaak.
Roos studies Sports marketing and Management at the University of Rotterdam. When she is relaxing at home, she is with the animals her family has in her backyard.
Hobbies: being outside and poweryoga
Favoriete snack: Ricecake with peanut butter and banana
Favorite races: Spring classics
Favorite artist: Billie Eilish
Favorite rider: Chantal Blaak
Study: Sportmarketing and management
Hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Making a school exam the day after I crashed really badly in a race. But I passed it!
Who do you like to trade with for a day?
Chantal Blaak. It would be so cool to be a professional rider and to be able to make a profession out of your passion. Her way of racing, attitude and power are things I that really inspire me.
Last time you did something for the first time?
I’ve been to Spain in January for a trainingcamp with 3 other girls for the first time.
What makes you happy?
Racing with my little sister. Last year, we had a few races where U17 and U19 riders rode their race together, and that gave me goosebumps. Sharing my passion with my little sister makes me really happy!
What I love most about cycling?
The tactics during a final in a race. The spring classics are the races I love and look the most forward to. Hard races where the best eventually
What could help women’s cycling?
Women’s cycling is slowly in progression and has been over the last years. It’s a good thing more and more races are on television. Also, teams like Watersley R&D are great initiatives for young riders, where they have a chance to develop and grow. With these initiatives, companies pick up on this development and women can get more financial support, which is also important.