Puck Moonen: 'Me, a cycling babe? I get more and more s**t about that'

The ambitious Dutch rider speaks on dealing with social media hate and being taken seriously as a rider

Puck Moonen at the 2019 Amstel Gold Race (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

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Dutch pro Puck Moonen has spoken out against those who won't take her seriously as a cyclist and consider her, in her own words, just a "cycling babe".

A quick skim through the comments on any of her Instagram posts, which are seen by nearly half a million followers - more than Geraint Thomas, gives another reminder of the different treatment male and female riders often receive, from the dismissive to the outright sexist.

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