In 2017 I had the honor of being the first Dutch rider to win the Giro d'Italia. I've also finished on the podium at the Tour de France and had some memorable stage wins and a world championship on my Giant Trinity TT bike. The best years during my racing career were on Giant bikes, so I'm thrilled to now be an ambassador for a brand that I have such an amazing relationship with. I retired from professional racing in 2022, but I still love riding with friends and meeting and inspiring new riders everywhere.

TeamAmbassador Community
HometownMaastricht, The Netherlands
Where you live nowKanne, Belgium
Other team/group affiliationsI'm also working as an analyst for NOS, the Dutch public television network
Career highlights2017 Giro d'Italia winner; 2017 time trial world champion; podium at 2018 Tour de France; 9 grand tour stage wins
Main cycling disciplinesRoad, mountain bike and gravel for fun
Favorite bikeGiant TCR Advanced SL Disc
Current favorite cycling gearI'm a time trial specialist, so everything that's TT bike related
Favorite place to rideDutch Limburg hills
What are you carrying on a long ride?Phone, food
Tips for new ridersEnjoy the ride!
If you could ride with one person, living or dead, it would beUsain Bolt
Words to live byDo what makes you happy.