Floortje Mackaij   
Floortje Mackaij
The Netherlands
Woerden, the Netherlands
Riders Type
Time trial / Puncheur
Favourite Liv Bike
Pro Since
2017 Race Km's
2017 Race Days

ABOUT Floortje Mackaij

In her earlier years Floortje was a keen speed-skater along with her brother and to maintain her fitness level during the summer, she went cycling. Soon she fell in love with the freedom of being on her bike and at the age of 15, Floortje rode her first road race. Although cycling is her full-time profession, she still skates professionally during the winter season.

Outside of cycling Floortje loves shopping, social media, hanging out with friends and walking with her dog Saar. You rarely see this curly-haired Dutch girl without a big smile on her face but once she’s on her bike, things get serious for this talented rider.

From the moment Floortje joined the team in 2013, her talents immediately showed and just two years later she took her first big professional victory at Gent-Wevelgem. In 2016 she continued to confirm her talent winning several youth classifications in stage-races, and last year was a part of the team that took the team time trial world championships victory. “Becoming World Champion has always been my biggest dream. I never thought we would be able to achieve it so it was a big surprise for us all. Cheering on the podium with the girls whilst wearing the gold medal was the best moment of my career so far.”

Floortje is ready to perform well in 2018. “I’m really looking forward to working together with my new trainer this year. I feel fresh, highly motivated and I can’t wait to ride the spring Classics. Last year we proved that we are one of the strongest teams in women’s cycling. With almost the same group of strong teammates, I’m confident that we can achieve more great results together again.”

"I’m confident we can continue to achieve more great results "