Lieke Nooijen joined a local cycling club at 14 and soon made her debut in competition. At the World Junior Championships in Yorkshire (2019), she captured the bronze medal. The young talent cycled for several years at Wielervereniging Schijndel and made the switch to Parkhotel Valkenburg as a second-year promise.
Nooijen has a strong time trial in her legs and has the ambition to further improve in it in the coming years. She is not afraid of long sprints and lead-outs and hopes to show herself in the spring classics.