Belgium's Elke Vanhoof is an Athlete at the Belgian Defence and part of the Belgian team. After an injury plagued 2017, bad luck happened again at Papendal last weekend when she broke her collarbone in an unfortunate crash. Elke's bike of choice is the Pure V5 XL, a bike that will be waiting for her when it's time to get back to the grind. We checked in with Elke to see what parts she runs that makes her so fast.
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How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on? Elke Vanhoof: From the beginning of the season.
Do you experiment much with geometry/size of your frame, stem, bars? Elke Vanhoof: We did a bit of experimenting. But in the season it's better to keep the same stuff.
Name: Vanhoof Elke Number in Rio: 91 Country: Belgium Result: 6th
"The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part; the important thing in Life is not triumph, but the struggle; the essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."