Aike Visbeek   
Aike Visbeek
The Netherlands
Häggeby, Sweden
Position in the team
Bachelor in General Management
Bucket List
Ride the Vattern Rundan
Travelling, cycling, sports, history
Favourite holiday destination

ABOUT Aike Visbeek

One of the coaches at the 2017 Giro d’Italia, Aike Visbeek helped implement years of intricate planning into the three-week race, which saw Team Sunweb take their first Grand Tour GC victory. “It was a hard-fought victory in difficult circumstances. It came through great teamwork from both riders and staff.”

His role in the team focuses on coaching. As well as a coach at races, Aike also personally coaches seven WorldTour riders on the team and is a member of Team Sunweb’s Anti-Doping Committee. Before joining the team Aike raced himself at a semi professional level, with a knee injury forcing him to end his cycling career on the bike early. After this, he focused on general management and at 24-years-old, he took his first job as a team manager.

Aike’s love for the sport started at a young age, and at just six years old he would watch and follow bike races. “I love the speed and the ever-changing race scenarios. The fact that it happens across all different stages, from cobbles to the Alps to the desert, cyclists race everywhere.”

On his days off Aike could be a little hard to track down; “I tend to spend time between Stockholm and Amsterdam and enjoy being out alone in nature cutting up trees and working on my property.”

A driven and ambitious leader in character, Aike thrives in the “Keep Challenging” environment at Team Sunweb. “We’re highly structured, goal orientated and always looking for ways to improve. I most enjoy encouraging riders to get the best out of themselves and the team.”