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
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 2020. 
Make the next step and get ready to become a professional rider eventually. 

What’s your favorite race in the 2020 calendar?
Tour de Bretagne and Paris Roubaix U23. 
What’s your dream race to win at the pros in the future?
The Olympic Games.