Jolien D'Hoore seeks his third Challenge in Madrid

The Belgian will go for everyone with the Boel-Dolmans team. Despite shining on the road, his specialty is the track: world champion, European and bronze in Rio 2016.

Jolien D'Hoore (Ghent, Belgium, 29 years old) is a Belgian cyclist who aspires to win his third Challenge by La Vuelta in this 2019 edition that starts this Saturday in Madrid. The race will begin with an individual time trial of 9.3 km starting and finishing in front of the Palacio del Infante Don Luis, where Jolien will try to exhibit his excellent qualities as a roller. That power has been developed by D'Hoore since its starts in the track specialty (started at age 12), where she has been world champion (2017) and Europe (2016) in the Madison test. In addition, in the last Olympic Games held in Rio he won the bronze in the form of Ómnium.

The Belgian arrives in Madrid with the team Boel-Dolmans, that will surround him with great companions to achieve a long-awaited victory that will be decided on Sunday. The recorrido, 98.6 km, that will cover the emblematic points of the city such as the Paseo del Prado, the Plaza de Cibeles, the Paseo de la Castellana, the Plaza de Colón or the Gran Vía.


Jolien is licensed in Physiotherapy Sciences and Rehabilitation at the University of Ghent and knows Spain well. He usually concentrates on Mallorca and Mojácar to prepare his seasons, as he explains on his website: "Both regions are authentic bicycle paradises where I often go to a training camp in December and January." Before devoting himself to cycling, this lover of house and dance music practiced six years of athletics in his childhood. Seeing the results of his career there is no doubt that he was right with his step to the two wheels ...

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