Soigneurs

No cycling team is complete without the soigneurs’ precious dedication. They are the ones helping the riders keep their legs fresh and feeding them the right food. Their work happens mostly in the background and is hardly seen by those who are not at the races. Nevertheless, we are very appreciative of their efforts. Read their quotes to learn a bit more about what they do and what their motivations are.


Frans Thiessen
“My goal is to help young athletes in achieving their goals in cycling.I love cycling at this level because I see that young athletes do everything to improve. I like cycling because it is an individual but also a team sport (only together you are able to win!). My goal for 2017 is to help athletes get better in their sport. I want to be a member of a good team and hope that at the end of 2017 we can see that we had a successful year together”.

Carlijn Oostenbrink
“I always liked the sport and especially enjoyed watching the Tour de France. As a physiotherapist, I always wanted to work with athletes who take their sport seriously! My goal for the upcoming season is to help the riders as well as I can and to enjoy this lovely sport!”

Froukje van Zinnen
“ I’m looking forward to helping the riders during their education. I am sure that the team will do a good job once the perfect team of experts is built around it. Five years ago I had an accident with my bike in Mallorca and broke my hand, so I’m not able to practice the sport anymore. But I love cycling and I want to help other people with their passion. And I guess I prefer to help others make their dreams come true than riding my bike myself! My goal is to help the boys succeed in their own personal goals. When they are confident and feel good about themselves, they will become the cyclist that they want to be. I hope I can create a safe environment so they can perform as well as possible.”