We here at Scientists on Bikes would like to congratulate Marianne Vos on her most recent world championship victory. There is no one in the women’s peloton more deserving of those rainbow stripes.  She wins with panache and her victories are beautiful to watch. Vos has been compared to Eddy Merckx. (In fact, this comparison appears in the first sentence of her Wikipedia entry.) But she’s more than just a female version of the storied male champion. She’s a crusher in her own right, and we are inspired to someday win races LIKE A VOS.