van Anrooij

Shirin van Anrooij is a blossoming talent with ample room to develop into a great cyclist. After a substantial period as a stagiaire with Trek-Segafredo in 2020, Shirin earned a neo-pro contract and joined compatriots Ellen van Dijk and Lucinda Brand in her first year in the elite ranks. Same as Lucinda Brand, Shirin splits duty between the Baloise-Trek cyclocross team and Trek-Segafredo.  In her first pro road season, Shirin has shown sparks while gaining experience in some of the biggest races on the UCI calendar - look for this young Dutch cyclist to hit cycling's headlines within a few years.

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Who inspires you? Why?

Marc Herremans! He started coaching me when I was younger and I have so much respect for him for being so happy and grateful to be alive after everything that happened to him. He broke his back during an accident during a training camp and was paralyzed. His power to never give up is an inspiration for me!

If you could borrow one cycling aptitude from any of your Trek-Segafredo teammates what would it be and from whom?

I would definitely borrow the experience and tactical knowledge of Lizzie Deignan. The amount of races she raced and ended on the top podium spot is huge, I think every cyclist is dreaming to achieve what she's already achieved.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

My personal (custom) designed Worlds cyclocross bike which I received at the beginning of 2020 after winning the Junior World Championships.