Nils Eekhoff   
Nils Eekhoff
The Netherlands
Riders Type
2016 Race KMS
2016 Race Days

ABOUT Nils Eekhoff

Nils’ father and grandfather have always enjoyed watching cycling and they both wanted to become professional cyclists. Now Nils is close to having the opportunity to live their dreams.

2016 brings back good memories for 19 year old Nils Eekhof. He is one of Hollands biggest talents and won both a stage and the general classification of the Tour de Valées. He also won a stage at the Junior Course de la Paix and took second at the Juniors Paris-Roubaix, just behind his fellow countryman and new team mate Jarno Mobach. Nils showed his qualities both on the road and in time trials with a fourth place at the National Championships in both disciplines, as well as a win at the European Road Championships. “I’ve had a good season because of my high endurance and quick recovery after races. Although I didn’t win every race I always came close, and most importantly I really enjoyed it!”

“It’s fantastic to get the chance to ride for Team Sunweb. One important consideration for me was the professional staff and support, which will allow me to continue to develop both physically and mentally. Since the team also has a pro team at the highest level, that could be the ideal path toward turning professional in the future. The atmosphere in this team is great, we spend a lot of time together and laugh a lot.”

Nils is a smart and ambitious young man. He studies Commercial Economics at the Johan Cruyff Academy. He might start his own business in the future, but first he wants to pursue his cycling career, become a pro and get good results in the classics, just like one of his idols in cycling Oscar Freire did.