De Vries: “I had the perfect racing program at the Academy”

Hartthijs de Vries made his way to the Pro Ranks as he will be racing for the Dutch Pro Continental squad Team Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij, but 2017 was a tough one for the talented Dutchman: “It was a year of ups and downs. I had that accident while training and also I was ill some times for quite a long time, so all in all it was not the best possible scenario” points out De Vries.

Despite the setbacks, the 21-year old Dutchman proved his mental toughness and managed to achieve some notable results throughout the year. “I am happy with the way I dealt with all the injuries because every time I came back stronger. I won some small races and I finished twice in the Top 5 of major U23 races (Gent-Wevelgem and Paris Tours) and I had a great performance at the U23 Dutch Nationals (third in the RR and fourth in the TT)” highlights De Vries who will join the Dutch Pro-Continental squad on a two-year deal. 

Hartthijs  joined the Academy in 2017 and he has enjoyed a short but intense year in our organization. “I had a really good time with the Academy, I had a perfect racing program that allowed me to gain experience in international races. Now is time to look ahead and I am really looking forward to show myself in the Pro Ranks”.

From the Academy we wish him all the best in the upcoming years!