Date of Birth: 17th April 2003
Team: Tormans – Circus Cyclo Cross Team (CX)
1st – Dippach Cyclocross (2021)
2nd – National Championships Time Trial (2021)
3rd – National Championships Road Race (2020 & 2021) & Time Trial (2020), Meulebeke Cyclocross (2021)
6th – Troyes Cyclocross (2021)
7th – European Championships Junior Road Race (2020), European U23 Cyclocross Championships (2021)
Who taught you how to ride a bike & how old were you?
My parents and sibling taught me how to ride a bike, my family has always been very bike enthusiastic so they put me on a bike and I had to go with it😂 I guess it was not a bad choice!
What was your first ‘proper’ road bike & what colour was it?
My first road bike was a black & yellow Specialized, the smallest size available of course. It still had old school brakes on the handlebars like a mountain bike, because I was too small to reach the brakes on the shifters haha.
What’s the most important piece of kit/advice that has helped boost your performance?
I think the trust in me from the people I work with (coach, team, etc) is one thing that motivates me the most. No matter if I have a bad or a good day, they always support me, which is mentally really important and helpful.
What’s your favourite routes/places to ride?
Luxembourg is definitely one of my favourite places, there‘s nothing such as your beloved home roads. But there are also so many other places where bike riding is so much fun. For cyclocross, Belgium is definitely the best though.
What tips do you have to keep the love of cycling going amidst all the training?
As long as the training sessions are fun and you enjoy going on the bike, there is not much to worry about. In the end, it‘s all about having fun and enjoying what you do. Of course, having a goal you want to reach in mind is always a good boost as well, it motivates you to train even on days you don‘t really feel like you want to go on the bike.
What experiences are still to do on your cycling ‘bucket list’?
Riding my bike all around the world basically
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