|Birth date||December 27, 1979|
|Rider type||Team Captain/All-Rounder|
|Resides||Roggel, The Netherlands|
|Favorite bike||Propel Advanced SL - It's fast!|
|Biggest cycling achievement|
Being part of a successful team at the highest level of cycling. These have been the most beautiful days in my career as a professional cyclist so far.
|2017 outlook||We are in a phase of development within the team in terms of both top riders and talents coming through over the next few years. I’m looking forward to contributing to their development and creating some great results with them. With Michael Matthews, we have a new classic sprinter in our team. I’m glad we can work on a lead-out-train again. I love the energy of a hectic sprint, so I want to be part of this.|
|Biggest ambition in cycling|
To win a nice race, like the Dutch championships. If I’m having one of my best days, this should be within my reach.
I train a lot on the Eyserbosweg in the southern part of the Netherlands. It’s a short, steep climb..
The Tour de France. Cursing this race only takes a minute, and then you realize how beautiful it is.