'If I want to return as a cyclist, it's now or never' - Anna van der Breggen announces surprise return to professional cycling in 2025

34-year-old retired at the end of the 2021 season, and has been working as a DS at SD Worx-Protime

Anna van der Breggen
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Anna van der Breggen has announced that she will return to the professional peloton in 2025, three seasons after she retired as a rider.

The news was announced at a surprise press conference organised by her SD Worx-Protime team on Thursday afternoon.

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s news editor – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing. He's usually out and about on the roads of Bristol and its surrounds. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.