Floortje
Mackaij

Residence
Woerden, the Netherlands
Age
23
Hobbies
Drinking coffee with Julia
Favourite food
Salmon
Favourite TV show
First dates
Favourite holiday destination
The sun!
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen

 

“I have been part of this team since I was 17 years old. I’ve been here a long time. Team Sunweb is just like a family for me and I am in a really good place here.”

Put simply, Team Sunweb would not be the same without Floortje Mackaij, whose charming smile and bubbly personality is as synonymous with the Dutchwoman as her tell-tale curly hair. Endlessly positive, optimistic, and energetic, she is very much at home amongst her teammates and staff, who she values highly in her development as one of the best cyclists in the world.

Floortje, who describes herself as an open book, said:

“There are so many people who have expert knowledge and know exactly what they are doing. It’s not just on the bike, it’s everything around it too. The bike set-up, nutrition, coaching. Everything has to be a high quality to get the best out of yourself. Keep challenging – you can always go further, there is always more.”

 

Floortje Mackaij | Team Sunweb
Floortje Mackaij | Team Sunweb
Floortje Mackaij | Team Sunweb

A classics specialist, there is nothing Floortje likes more than a tough day on the bike, preferably in wind and rain so she has a mental advantage over her rivals. Motivated by “the feeling of winning” and “getting the best out of yourself”, Floortje can count a win at the 2015 Gent Wevelgem, the 2018 edition of Omloop van de Westhoek, as well as a podium at Le Samyn des Dames, in her palmares, while her greatest achievement was winning the world team time trial title in 2017.

Originally competing in the Netherlands as a speed skater, Floortje’s father was a cyclist and sparked his daughter’s interest in the sport. The rest, as they say, is history.

“I was winning straight away, and I loved it. You can see when you train hard, stick to your schedule, you can get to the level you want to be. I love it. You train well, do everything you can and get the best out of yourself.”

Results

2019
2 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes
5 Brabantse Pijl
7 Women's WorldTour Ronde van Drenthe
7 Spar - Omloop van het Hageland Tielt-Winge
10 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad-vrouwen elite / Circuit Het Nieuwsblad-Femmes Elite
11 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 1
13 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana
13 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour Stage 5 (ITT)
14 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour Stage 2
15 Setmana Ciclista Valenciana Stage 3
2018
1 Tour de Feminin - O cenu Českého Švýcarska Stage 1
1 Tour de Feminin - O cenu Českého Švýcarska Stage 4
1 Tour de Feminin - O cenu Českého Švýcarska Points Classification
1 Ladies Tour of Norway TTT
1 Omloop van de Westhoek Memorial Stive Vermaut
2 Le Samyn des Dames
2 Crescent Vårgårda TTT
3 Dwars door Vlaanderen / A travers la Flandre
4 Tour de Feminin - O cenu Českého Švýcarska Stage 2
5 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour Points Classification
2017
1 World Championships WE TTT
3 Healthy Ageing Tour Youth Classification
3 National Championships Netherlands WE Road Race
3 Healthy Ageing Tour Team Time Trial
4 Ladies Tour of Norway Youth Classification
4 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Youth Classification
4 Crescent Vårgårda TTT
4 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 3
5 Ladies Tour of Norway Stage 3
6 Salverda Omloop van de IJsseldelta