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Anna van der Breggen was born on 18 April 1990 in Zwolle (Netherlands). She started taking part in bike races at the age of seven. In 2012 she turned pro. She currently rides for Team Boels-Dolmans Pro Cycling. In 2016 van der Breggen won gold in the road race at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2017 she won silver in the individual time trial at the World Championships. She is a two-time winner (2015 and 2017) of the Giro d’Italia Femminile, also known as the Giro Donne or Giro Rosa.