Monique van der Vorst has completed a remarkable transformation – from Paralympic athlete to road racing cyclist with a top professional team.
The 27-year-old Dutch rider signed with the Rabobank women’s team, meaning the former wheelchair and handcycle racer will now line up against elite able-bodied cyclists.
Van der Vorst lost the use of her legs as a young teenager following ankle surgery. But she didn’t lose her drive and determination.
(WATCH the video below from the BBC, or READ the article in Huffington Post)