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 will join compatriots Ellen van Dijk and Lucinda Brand in her first year in the elite ranks. Same as Lucinda Brand, the 18-year-old splits duty between the Baloise-Trek cyclocross team and Trek-Segafredo. In late November, Shirin – the Junior World CX Champion – sustained a severe injury in the opening CX World Cup race, receiving 25 stitches to close a deep wound to her forearm. The young prospect is focusing on a slow and complete recovery before she returns to competition.

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What advice would you give to your teenage self?

I'm still a teenager :)

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.