A brand-new signing for Team Sunweb, Janneke Ensing joins the team hoping for both personal opportunities and team victories. The one-day specialist is already looking ahead to the Spring Classics as well as keeping one eye on the Giro Rosa, where she believes the team will be strong once again: “Team Sunweb is so professional and that’s exactly why I wanted to come here. Here we have options – sprinters at the Giro as well as Lucinda for GC, for example. I like the mix of younger and older girls, good sprinters, climbers, girls who like to attack.
But becoming a WorldTour cyclist was not a dream for team player Janneke growing up. She initially started cycling as cross training and a need to satisfy her competitive urge in the summer, alongside a sporting career as a speed skater in the Netherlands. Before long, she understood the nuances of the peloton and started racing with her first team.
She hasn’t looked back since:
Family-orientated, Janneke loves spending time with her loved ones between racing and training and believes her greatest achievement off the bike is becoming an aunt to her sister’s two little boys. She also loves cooking, especially Italian and Mexican food.