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ILSE Grit

Biography

Chocolate lover Ilse is a 1st-year student in Medicine at the University of Groningen.

Her love for cycling came early. At the age of 7, she pinned a number on her back for the first time. Raising through the ranks growing up, and being a part of the Dutch National team as a junior.

Ilse has a strong sprint, which she showed everybody last year at the Omloop van Strijen, which is one of the big spring classics for junior girls.

Soon after that, she had a hard crash, and a long time concussion ruined most of her 2019 season.

Now she is back and ready to mix it up again.

In the future, she hopes to be in the finals of the spring classics.

In her spare time, she likes to hang out with friends or watch a movie on Netflix.

Together with Eline, she is planning a trip to see the ‘Big Apple’.

Personalia

  • Birthdate: 3 March 2001
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Birthplace: Zwolle, The Netherlands

Facts

  • Nickname: Gluutje
  • 1st year U23 rider
  • Favorite band: 5 seconds of summer
  • Favorite kitchen: Italian
  • Solo or group ride: Group ride
  • Started cycling at: 7 years old
  • Study: Medicine, Groningen

Biography

Chocolate lover Ilse is a 1st-year student in Medicine at the University of Groningen.

Her love for cycling came early. At the age of 7, she pinned a number on her back for the first time. Raising through the ranks growing up, and being a part of the Dutch National team as a junior.

Ilse has a strong sprint, which she showed everybody last year at the Omloop van Strijen, which is one of the big spring classics for junior girls.

Soon after that, she had a hard crash, and a long time concussion ruined most of her 2019 season.

Now she is back and ready to mix it up again.

In the future, she hopes to be in the finals of the spring classics.

In her spare time, she likes to hang out with friends or watch a movie on Netflix.

Together with Eline, she is planning a trip to see the ‘Big Apple’.

Personalia

  • Birthdate: 3 March 2001
  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Birthplace: Zwolle, The Netherlands

Facts

  • Nickname: Gluutje
  • 1st year U23 rider
  • Favorite band: 5 seconds of summer
  • Favorite kitchen: Italian
  • Solo or groupride: Groupride
  • Started cycling at: 7 years old
  • Study: Medicine, Groningen