The journey continues.

The past couple of months have been quite a journey. As I wrote in my previous blog, I decided to jump on a plane and fly to the country of freedom and opportunities, the USA, before making any jump starts towards building a new career. It has been an experience I will never forget and…

The feeling of resignation…

“That what cannot be repaired is not to be regretted”.  This blog is one I am not willing to write at all, at least, not while I am just 26 years old. According to the sages, my best years still had to come. Performance wise there should be a long term growth curve, but mine…

Vechten tegen de ‘bierkaai’

Dit blog had ik liever niet geschreven, niet nu ik 26 jaar oud ben en ik, volgens de ‘wijzen uit de wielerwereld’, in de bloei van mijn carrière had moeten zijn. Vorig jaar werd mijn groeicurve echter hard onderbroken nadat ik twee keer hard onderuitging. Dit verhaal begint op 7 mei 2018, de dag waarop…

A new look!

While I was checking my old blog (on Blogspot), I thought it was about time to start creating something myself. A new lay-out, a fresh look and something which looks a little more inviting than the (I’m sorry Blogspot) non-inspiring page of Blogspot. So here it is, my new blog which I will keep updated…

The Ruta de 2019

With the changing of the seasons-  the nature slowly waking up after a winter sleep- my 2019 cycling season started a couple of weeks ago in the Ruta del Sol. With Sepp, Steven, Antwan, Danny, Jonas and Pascal we brought a very strong team to the start line. With 20 degree temperatures and sun in…

A cyclist in the skating world

Watching the European Championships Allround and Sprint after a rainy ride in the Netherlands, I thought it was about time to tell you about my time with Team Jumbo-Visma Ice last week in the Dolomites. “Training in the Dolomites in January, that shouldn’t be possible without getting snowed up, right?” That’s the question I had…

Let’s get restarted

The dark days before Christmas have arrived, temperatures have gone down, the streets are full with lights again and the fitness is slowly coming back. Although the next season is a couple of months away, the preparations have begun and I thought it was about time to give you an update about how things are…