At 37 years young, Marie Dessart becomes a “pro” cyclist with Lotto-Soudal
Happiness never comes alone, the Liège, Belgium cyclist Marie Dessart is a new example. After becoming amateur UCI Gran Fondo world champion at the beginning of September in Varese, Italy, she has just signed a one-year contract with the Lotto-Soudal womens cycling team.
At age 37, the retirement age for many pro cyclists, Marie Dessart will join the professional peloton in 2019, a great reward for this cyclist, who is also a physical education in special education teacher.
“Could I make a pro career? It’s true that the idea of a professional career turned me in. It’s a pity. Other things at 20 years of age. I’ve always done everything thoroughly and at that age I had a party on my heart. In 37 years I ride a bike “We trust she was shortly after her title. ” I’m told that I really have my place in a professional team Liège-Bastogne Liège, the Flèche Wallonne, these are races that make me dream .” -Marie Dessart
Spring 2019, her dream will become reality!