At age 21, Team Sunweb rider Joris Nieuwenhuis has already accumulated an impressive list of racing accomplishments. The 2016-2017 cyclocross season in particular was one to remember. The former BMX rider directed all his energy toward the discipline and went on to win every major Under-23 title including the Dutch national championship, the World Cup overall, and the U23 World Championship title, earning his first rainbow jersey along with a custom-painted TCX Advanced Pro bike.
This year Nieuwenhuis has been competing in the elite ranks for select events as he builds form to defend his world title. In this video, he talks about becoming the world champion and what comes next for him.