Name: Merle van Benthem
Day of birth: 7 december 1992
Hometown: Hengelo, NL
Riding since: age of 4
Favorite track : London replica at OTC Chula Vista, USA
Favorite countries: Australia, USA, Canada
Favorite food : Sushi
Team : Dutch National team
Bike : Meybo Pro XL
Coach : Bas de Bever
-Dutch Champion
-6th world championships time trial
-7th world cup Papendal
-8th European championships (crashed)
-3rd three nations cup, Belgium

– 3rd world cup Manchester
– 3rd Time Trial world cup Manchester
– 4th Time Trial world cup Papendal
– semi final world championships New Zealand ( just back after injury)
– 8th Time Trial word cup Chula Vista
-10th world cup ranking ( missed one race)
-3rd USABMX National Phoenix, AZ. (wereldbeker niveau)
– 2nd Manchester Open
– 2nd European round 1, France
-2nd European round 2, France
-5th European round 3, Czech Republic
-2nd European round 4, Czech Republic 2012
– 1st Supercross Open Manchester
– 1st Canada Cup Finals
– 4th World cup Canada (race and time trial)
– 9th  Overall World cup standing
– 4th North American Continental Championships2011
– Superfinal Elite World Championships Time Trial Copenhagen 2011
– Junior World champion
– Junior European champion ( cruiser)2009
– 4th  Overall elite world cup standings
– 2nd place Junior World Championships
– 2nd place European championships
– European Champion ( cruiser)
Challenge Results:
3x World champion
4x European champion
6x Dutch champion