|Birth date||August 15, 1995|
|Pro Since ||2016|
|Favorite Bike||Trinity Advanced|
|Resides||Tilburg, The Netherlands|
|Your biggest cycling achievement|
The junior road world championships in 2013. Mathieu van der Poel was my roommate and I knew he was suffering with his back. He went through lots of pain but managed to win the race. I thought about that moment during the Tour de l’Avenir. It inspired me and kept me going.
|Biggest cycling ambition|
I used to dream about being a professional cyclist and now I’m living that dream. I’d like to become world champion and ride in the rainbow jersey for a year. And it must be a great feeling to ride on the Champs-Élysées after three weeks of hard work.
|Your favorite race?|
Liège-Bastogne-Liège and the world championships.
The Eyserbosweg. This short climb near Eys in the southern part of Holland keeps getting steeper as you approach the top.
|2017 outlook|| “I keep trying to get the best out of myself, by pushing my boundaries and riding well in the final kilometres of a race. Hopefully this will give me the chance to get a good result.”|