Ide Schelling

Date of birth 06-02-1998
Country Netherlands
Place of residence The Hague, Netherlands
Height 182 cm
Weight 66 kg
Best result Stage winner GP Rüebliland (Nations Cup, 2016)
Favorite pro rider(s) Daniel Oss, Peter Sagan, Niki Terpstra

Why did you start cycling?

I played water polo when I was younger. As soon as I didn’t enjoy it as much as I used to, I started to search for a new sport. My father and I did some rides on our bikes through the dunes, and that’s where it all started!

Name your specialties:

I don’t have a real specialty yet. My climbing abilities are pretty good, so is my time trial and uphill sprint. A bit all-round for now, we’ll see what happens in the future.

What do you do besides cycling?

I am studying Small Business & Retail Management at the moment.

Tell us your goals for 2017.

Try to learn as much as possible and maybe try to squeeze a podium outta somewhere!?

What’s your favorite race in the 2017 calendar?

As I am coming from the juniors, I don’t know all the races, but I am definitely looking out for the hilly stage races!

What’s your dream race to win at the pros in the future?

That would be a stage in the Tour de France.

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