Profile, with photos, of Marianne Vos’ 2014 Cyclocross World Champs-winning CX bike
Vos’ ambition is to win three world titles in 2014; cyclo cross, and the road race and team time trial titles in Ponferrada. “Our team is stronger than ever so I think the world team time trial title is a realistic goal this year. We won silver in 2013 and that makes us long for more.”
Last year Vos tried a new challenge in mountain biking. “I am used to that whenever I think of new things [to do], I succeed. I like to challenge myself. Mountain biking is a great but also a very tough sport. It was a lesson for me that I might not even have been able to ride the Worlds in Florence if we hadn’t stopped mountain biking in time. There was a time I couldn’t find the right form in both road racing as mountain biking. I will now concentrate riding MTB in May and July but won’t ride the Worlds. Ponferrada is more important.”"