Getting Covid had 'more impact than I had hoped': Marianne Vos prepares for return to racing after virus recovery

Veenendaal-Veenendaal will mark the Dutch cyclist's return to racing

Marianne Vos at Jinglecross 2021
(Image credit: Getty Images)

“Hey Marianne. Is now still a good time to chat?” I texted Marianne Vos early morning Pacific time on May 13th.

“Can it wait 5 minutes?” she promptly texted back. 

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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.