2nd, 2018 Dwars door Vlaanderen; 2013 U23 Cyclocross World Champion; 2012 U23 European Cyclocross Champion; 1st at 2014 Paris-Roubaix and Paris-Tours U23 races
With the support of Team Sunweb I’m sure I’m going to develop myself further next year. They have given me the opportunities, challenges and time I need to be able to grow.”
U23 to pro transition
"As a junior and U23 rider I’ve had some nice victories. But when you take the step up and become a pro, it’s like starting all over again. At this level, everything is much harder. The races are longer, the speed is higher and you have more racing days. It really takes time to get used to become a professional cyclist."
“I rode a steady 2017 season but I’m still looking for a big hit, I want to ride alongside the best cyclists in one-day races. Together with the team I will work hard to stay fresh in the final kilometres and I won’t be satisfied until I have achieved this.
"I want to become a well-rounded rider and be a part of the big finales, I won’t be satisfied until I have achieved this. I want to ride alongside the best cyclists in one-day races. I believe I can achieve this, one way or another."