From team collapse to new job in three hours: Marjolein van't Geloof on life after Le Col-Wahoo

Dutch Classics rider now has a fresh start at Human Powered Health, new objectives, and a licence to attack

Marjolein van't Geloof
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Three months after they had starred at the first Tour de France Femmes, the news of Le Col-Wahoo's difficulties came out of the blue for the riders of Le Col-Wahoo in October, via email. The women's Continental squad, once known as Drops, was on life support; as a result, the overachieving riders were released from their contracts, allowed to go their own ways.

This led to an exodus from the British team. National champion Alice Towers went to Canyon-SRAM, Gladys Verhulst to FDJ-Suez, and Lizzie Holden to UAE Team ADQ. The team's biggest prospect, probably, was Marjolein van't Geloof, who went from planning for 2023 at Le Col-Wahoo to having to scramble for a new squad.

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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.