Peter Lenderink: “I want be a better rider than the one I was before the injury”
Last season was a tough one for Peter Lenderink. After two years at Rabobank Development the talented Dutch rider joined the Academy, but things got off to a bad start as he diagnosed with a vasoconstriction in his groin that required surgery. Together with the Academy’s medical team, Peter decided to undergo surgery in order to recover the full ability to ride his bike at a high level.

“I am looking forward to next season. I had only few racing days in my legs last year because of the injury, but now that I am fully recovered I want show myself” points out Lenderink. The young and talented Dutchman is hoping that all the hard work and dedication put during the recovery process will pay off in the coming season. “I missed all the cool spring races that I was really looking forward to do. Tour de Normandie and Tour de Bretagne are stage races that I really like and I think that I can do well in there, as well as in one-day classics like Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris Roubaix”. 

When it comes to goal setting Lenderink, who step into the podium in the 2014 Junior World Championships in Ponferreada, does not lack ambition. “I would really like to win a stage in Normandie or fight for the victory in Paris Roubaix. I am working really hard this winter and I want to improve in everything. For example want to explore my potential in long climbs and also see if i can go fast on the climbs in the Ardennes, all in all I want to get to a higher level to the one I was before the injury and I hope to make the difference that way. Short steep climbs and race scenarios like the ones in the Tour de Flandes suit me best, but I want to focus on improving my whole set of skills on the bike”.