Nancy Van de Ven- changes made off season to re-boot goal for WMX Championship Title

Nancy Van de Ven- changes made off season to re-boot goal for WMX Championship Title

Nancy Van de Ven never gives up. If ever there was an inspiring Women MX World Championship rider who defies odds of battling her way to stand top of podium in FIM WMX Championship Series it is Dutch plate #85 of Nancy.

Nancy Van de Ven and Shana van der Vlist winning Motocross of European Nations 2019

Having achieved runner-up in 2019 Women MX World Championship with as many as 7 podiums from 10, Nancy starts a-fresh heading into WMX 2020 season knowing that changes made in off-season have boosted morale and self-confidence with just 4 weeks til gates-drop.

Nancy: ‘I just did a lot of things differently this off season and with that I think I’ve made a good step for my self-confidence. I really enjoyed my off time and gained back a lot of fun on my riding days. I just try to keep the fun in now and live to the next rounds of WMX and then we will see!’

Certainly Nancy’s success at 2019 Motocross of European Nations proved that when the Dutch rider is on point there is no holding back. Taking the win in MXoE Women’s class and repeat performance in Nations Team class with fellow-country rider Shana van der Vlist, Nancy can narrow focus for the win.

With WMX Opening Round at Matterley Basin less than 4 weeks away, Nancy looks forward to the back-to-back Rounds 1 and 2 switching racing terrain from hard-pack of UK’s oval track to the sands of Valkenswaard with the added bonus of having family, friends and fans near-by to cheer the hugely popular rider on.

Nancy Van de Ven January 2020 Photo Credit: Nancy

#85: ‘I really look forward to racing at Matterley, because there I took my first ever WMX podium. That was a real dream of mine come true’.

‘Unfortunately after that GP in 2015 we were never on the calendar anymore, so this will be my first ride there again and I look forward to it!! Also Valkenswaard is a GP I really look forward to. It’s my home GP. My family and friends will be there and I hope I can enjoy riding there again’.

Motivation is key factor for all MX/SX riders and Nancy has the experience to know what works and what doesn’t. Goals are top of list, not only acting as driving force to achieve top results but also to maintain highest levels of performance for the sought after win.

#85: ‘My motivation everyday is to go after what I want. I really want to become a world champion in WMX one day. I still have not achieved that, so I’m still going after it. And we will see what this year has to bring for me’.

WMX Opening Round March 1st Matterley Basin, UK. Header Photo Nancy Van de Ven at MXoE 2019 Photo Credit: MXGP.

Words: Sharon Cox.

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