Sporting Director Danny Stam calls Lonneke Uneken the biggest talent in Dutch women's cycling: "She's only 20 years old, but in the two spring races in February she immediately showed her ability to keep up with the better riders on the team. She contributed to an interesting finish at both Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and GP Samyn. After the coronavirus lockdown, she finished second at the Under 23 European Championship. I think Lonneke may just become the 'new' Chantal Blaak. She has the same qualities and is also highly driven. She is a rider who, despite her young age, really knows what she wants."
Uneken is pleased with the confidence Team SD Worx has expressed in her. "A contract of no less than four years proves the team's commitment", Uneken shares with pleasure. I've felt right at home in the team ever since the first training camp last winter. The first competitions went well, and certainly promised more. My first major goal is the 2024 Olympics in Paris. It gives me peace of mind to know that I can work towards it in this familiar environment. It is also a huge advantage that Anna van der Breggen and Chantal Blaak are remaining active in the team leadership and coaching after their careers. It is very special to have such great champions as mentors."
Date of birth: 2000-03-02