Thymen Arensman will return in Circuit des Ardennes
Just before our season kicked off in early March, our Thymen Arensman suffered a crash during training that resulted in a broken collarbone, forcing our talented Dutchman to postpone his 2019 debut. The runner-up of 2018 the Tour de l’Avenir is now busy preparing his comeback to the racing scheme. “I feel very good right now. I feel that my form is coming back and becoming stronger, I am not back at my old level but we are taking step by step” points out Arensman. 

Despite undergoing surgery our 19-year old, quickly jumped on the Tacx Neo 2 Smart trainer to begin his path to getting back in shape. However, it wasn’t an easy road and the process was filled with up and downs that will make these talented bike rider even tougher. “Already 3-4 days after my surgery, I was already on the Tacx training. The first ride was all about pedaling as easy as possible and trying to reach to steer while sitting in the right position. When I was able to do that, I made quite some hours on the trainer. A week of 13 hours here, a ride of three and a half hours there … Mentally it was quite hard sometimes if I saw my teammates racing, but it made me mentally stronger. After 3 weeks I rode outside again, I was very happy about that and did already do some nice endurance rides”. 

Recently, Arensman headed to Limburg in order to undergo a training camp on his own and ultimate his condition ahead of his season debut, the 3-day long Circuit des Ardennes that will start on tomorrow. In his first year in the U23 ranks Arensman showed his talent and seized some really strong results, he displayed a glimpse of his form already in winter when he took home the Koppenberg cross as well as the Loutraki Challenge TT.