Leontien van Moorsel

Leontien van Moorsel

Quadruple Olympic cycling champion

About Leontien van Moorsel

Leontien van Moorsel has an unprecedented ‘drive’ that has made her the most successful Dutch cyclist of all time. With the unprecedented number of four gold Olympic medals, Leontien also ranks among the most successful Dutch Olympians.

Balance is the key word for me, that's what makes life so much more beautiful!

Why Leontien van Moorsel Book as a speaker ?

Leontien van Moorsel has a deeply human story about suffering, winning, health and intransigence. In addition, she gives spinning clinics in an enthusiastic and motivating way and it is possible to cycle a tour with her.

Biography

Leontien van Moorsel is one of the most successful sportswomen in the Netherlands. She has won many titles in her career. The success of Leontien van Moorsel started at the end of the eighties with Dutch titles on the road and in time trial. Soon 'Tinus' broke through internationally. Therefore Leontien van Moorsel became World Champion on the road and won the Tour de France for women twice consecutively. With her performance at the top, the pressure also increased. Pressure which Leontien van Moorsel found difficult to cope with at the beginning of her career. Her life was all about training and racing bikes. In 1994 Leontien van Moorsel was presented with the bill for her exaggerated sports experience. Her body was exhausted and she collapsed. With the help and support, former cyclist Michael Zijlaard, Leontien van Moorsel came back on top and after a break of two years she stood there again. She became more successful than ever and, after her comeback, managed to win four Olympic titles, several World titles and a world endurance record. During the Olympic Games in Athens, 2004 Leontien van Moorsel managed to finish her performance on the highest podium in style with a gold and a bronze medal. After that Leontien van Moorsel was manager of her own cycling team. She started her own company, with which she brought her own company bicycle clothing on the market. She also started her own Leontien foundation, with which she supports the Dutch Academy for eating disorders.

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