Julia
Soek

Residence
Bussum, Netherlands
Age
29
Nickname
Juul
Height
167cm
Twitter
@JuliaSoek
Hobbies
Drinking coffee with Floortje
Favourite food
Dinner at my dads restaurant!
Favourite TV show
How I Met Your Mother
Favourite holiday destination
California
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen

Into her seventh season with the team, Julia is one of the more experienced riders within the Women’s program and relishes in her role as road captain.

“When the girls join the team and in their first year with us, I can already see them growing and getting stronger, it is really cool to be a part of that.”

The title of road captain might seem serious but Julia’s bubbly and vibrant character, coupled with her infectious and outgoing nature is one of the reasons as to why she works so well with the younger riders.

Judo was her first sport but after suffering an injury she turned to the bike and found out that she enjoyed doing that as well. Initially missing the intensity of judo, the adrenaline and speed of racing soon replaced that, and Julia fell in love with the sport.

Julia Soek | Team Sunweb
Julia Soek | Team Sunweb
Julia Soek | Team Sunweb
Julia Soek | Team Sunweb

Driven by seeing improvements both on and off the bike, Julia continuously wants to push her limits.

“I want to see where my limits are and how far I can go. I feel that I have not reached that point yet, so I want to keep improving to get there. As a captain I still want to improve my leadership and organisational skills and that is something that can then be used outside of cycling or later in life.”

Off the bike, Julia likes to relax by taking a step away from the cycling world and enjoys spending time with her friends and family; going for food at her family restaurant. Otherwise, you can find her enjoying coffee with Floortje!

Results

2020
21 Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Women's Race
46 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 4
51 Grote Prijs Euromat
57 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Points Classification
66 Santos Women's Tour Down Under
67 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad-vrouwen elite / Circuit Het Nieuwsblad-Femmes Elite
70 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 2
73 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 1
81 Giro dell'Emilia Internazionale Donne Elite
84 Santos Women's Tour Down Under Stage 3
2019
7 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Team Time Trial
7 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 5
13 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 2
15 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 3
17 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 4b
19 Healthy Ageing Tour Stage 1
21 Healthy Ageing Tour Points Classification
21 ASDA Tour de Yorkshire Women's Race Stage 1
23 Healthy Ageing Tour
24 WNT Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta Stage 2
2018
1 Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile Team Time Trial
25 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM Stage 1
33 Drentse Acht van Westerveld
35 National Championships Netherlands WE Road Race
36 Women's WorldTour Ronde van Drenthe
50 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM
52 Tour de Yorkshire Womens Race Stage 1
54 Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM Stage 2
54 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad WE
58 Healthy Ageing Tour Individual Time Trial