Maikel Zijlaard

Date of birth 01/06/1999
Country Netherlands
Place of residence Rotterdam
Height 187 cm
Weight 73 kg
Best result 3rd place in the 2019 Giro d’Italia prologue, 8th U23 Dutch Nationals Road Race
Favorite pro rider(s) Fabian Cancellara

Why did you start cycling?
Since it is in the family it was easy to grow into this sport

Name your specialties:
Hard races and short and explosive TT’s
What do you do besides cycling?
I don’t study anymore so mostly enjoying my life and chilling with friends. 

Tell us your goals for 2021. 
Make the next step and get ready to become a professional rider eventually. 

What’s your favorite race in the 2021 calendar?
In a normal calendar, would be Tour de Bretagne and Paris Roubaix U23. 
What’s your dream race to win at the pros in the future?
The Olympic Games.