Date of Birth:
28 November 1991
“It has taught me so much, it has probably been the greatest influence on my character and how I deal with situations every day.”
Who inspired you to start cycling?
My Dad, he always has been and always will be my biggest influencer.
Red 24” Colnago Road bike.
First cycling club:
Rentmeester Cycling club
Jan Ulrich and later Tom Boonen
What do you love most about cycling?
Winning, definitely winning!
What keeps you going when you’re on the limit?
The fear of having to face myself after giving up, it really gets to me if I lost and I didn’t give 100%.
What has cycling taught you?
It has taught me so much, it has probably been the greatest influence on my character and how I deal with situations every day.
What teams did you ride for before Team ProTouch?
2015 Bonitas Procycling
Amashova Cycle Challenge
A coffee ride with my teammates and friends, it isn’t always about going fast.
If you weren’t a rider, what would you be?
A racecar driver, I raced go-carts on a national level before I started cycling seriously.
Interests away from cycling:
I love music and enjoy going to see bands play live.
The Guardian, with Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Costner
House music or pop-rock.
Who makes you laugh the most in Team ProTouch?
Kevin Patten is the main funny guy on the team.
Best friend in the peloton:
I have a couple of close friends who I race against, but who I spend a lot of time with off the bike too, I can’t really single anyone out.
Steak, egg and chips
Most famous person you’ve met:
Tom Boonen, while out on a training ride in Belgium.
Most embarrassing moment:
Probably when I crashed my bike into a pavement in front of the entire school in grade 8.
From travelling so much, I have stopped unpacking my toiletry bag; I just continue to use it as if I’m away from home.
Keep focused, every day and every ride needs to have a purpose and a plan. Every ride needs to have a goal.
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