Meet Geerike Schreurs: the WorldTour soigneur who’s now a dark horse favorite for the world's top gravel races

Schreurs races with the determination of a woman who's gotten a second chance to chase her dreams, and that’s tough to bet against

Geerike Schreurs
(Image credit: Specialized)

After spending years taking care of everyone else, Geerike Schreurs made the brave decision to finally do something for herself. In 2023, at age 34, she quit her job as a full-time WorldTour soigneur to chase some bike racing dreams of her own.

Just six months into her new role as Team SD Worx-Protime’s first – and only – full-time gravel racer, the results are coming in thick and fast. The lanky Dutchwoman burst onto the scene faster than it takes non-Dutch speakers to learn how to pronounce her name.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.