Floortje
Mackaij

Residence
Monaco, France
Age
24
Hobbies
Drinking coffee with Julia
Favourite food
Salmon / roasted pumpkin
Favourite TV show
Love Island
Favourite holiday destination
Italy - Lake Garda
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen

Despite only being 24 years old, Floortje is now into her seventh year with Team Sunweb and is one of the more experienced riders on the roster. In 2019 she continued her development, improving her abilities on the climbs, taking a memorable second place at Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

“It was so cold and raining heavily but it was really good to finish the day off with a podium spot in Liège. I think I’m still a classics rider, but I can be there when there is a bit of a hilly finale. Living in Monaco now, I am climbing a lot and I’ve definitely noticed an improvement because of that.”

Grateful for the opportunity to ride her bike professionally, Floortje loves being able to explore new places and enjoys taking in the nature and scenery when out for a ride. Although, she jokingly admits that it is not as nice when the weather is bad.

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

Floortje likes the team aspect of the sport with everyone willing to work for each other towards one common goal and is unphased when she gets the opportunity to lead herself.

“It is nice to see that when someone who is working for you is performing really well, so you then happily do that for them too and return the favour; it is really nice to win with each other. I feel a little pressure when others are working for me but if I am in good shape then it gives me an extra motivational boost too.”

While not riding her bike Floortje likes to chill and enjoy her downtime as much as possible. Her and her boyfriend Dylan have an interesting hobby; they like going to the supermarket regularly.

“Dylan and I really enjoy going to the supermarket. We can go to there for a few hours and make some fun out of it. It is nice to see what is new, what’s there and I really like to do that. Everyone thinks we are stupid for it, but we enjoy it.”

Results

2019
1 European Continental Championships Mixed Relay TTT
2 Liège-Bastogne-Liège Femmes
3 WNT Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta Youth Classification
3 Postnord UCI WWT Vårgårda WestSweden TTT
5 Brabantse Pijl
6 Ladies Tour of Norway
6 National Championships Netherlands WE ITT
7 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Team Time Trial
7 Boels Ladies Tour Stage 5
7 Ladies Tour of Norway 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
2 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Team Time Trial
3 National Championships Netherlands WE Road Race
3 Healthy Ageing Tour Team Time Trial
3 Healthy Ageing Tour Youth Classification
4 Ladies Tour of Norway Youth Classification
4 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 3
4 Crescent Vårgårda TTT
4 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Youth Classification
5 Ladies Tour of Norway Stage 3