- Age 19
- Joined team in January, 2023
- Residence Marche en Famenne, Belgium
Julia is new at AG Insurance-Soudal Quick-Step. The physiotherapy student made a name for herself in junior races where there was a lot of climbing. She is a social rider, spontaneous and, in her own words: easy-going.
“I started cycling at the age of five,” says Julia. “We went mountain biking every Sunday as a family. For us, holidays meant discovering different regions in Europe by bike. My brother is also a cyclist and I started dreaming about racing when I saw him racing. In short, cycling has always been part of my life and I hope it will be for a long time to come.”
Julia lives in the Belgian Ardennes so it should come as no surprise that she likes tough races with lots of climbs. Her dream is to ride Liège-Bastogne-Liège, her home race, and of course the Tour de France.
“I really want to become a professional cyclist. I also dream of the Olympics. That is really the biggest dream of all. In addition, I want to continue to focus on my studies, meeting up with friends and family, cooking and learning new languages. The latter is certainly possible with our international team.”