Ide Schelling

Date of birth 06-02-1998
Country Netherlands
Place of residence The Hague, Netherlands
Height 182 cm
Weight 66 kg
Best result KOM in Nations Cup’s Course de la Paix (2017), 4th Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2018
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 2019.

In 2019 I want to see my line of progress grow as it has grown for the past years. I want to see myself win a race, ride fast uphill and smash some TT´s and be a team player. But above all, I want to enjoy what I do and make it count!

What’s your favorite race in the 2019 calendar?

I liked the Giro de valle d’Aosta a lot, I have some revanche I have to get there and that’s why I´m really looking forward to starting there again in 2019!

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

That would be a stage in the Tour de France.