Ben
Katerberg

Residence
Sittard, Netherlands
Age
19
Nickname
Been or Bean
Hobbies
Coffee, cooking, learning
Favourite food
Sushi
Favourite TV show
Don't have a favourite
Favourite holiday destination
Ireland
Favourite race
Amstel Gold Race / Worlds

After joining Development Team Sunweb at the start of 2019, Ben has taken well to his opening year of racing in Europe after making the move from Canada. Finding his home away from home, he was quick to settle in and able to really focus on cycling.

“The team had a really good structure for me in place and it made it really easy for me to make the transition; it was a nice environment for me to spend my first time away from home.”

Ben played a multitude of sports when he was younger, playing football to a high level in Canada, before eventually making the switch to cycling, falling in love with the sport for its “freedom and lifestyle.” It was a decision that worked well for him, as he won both the time trial and road race as a junior at the Canadian national championships in 2018, results which drew the attention of the team. Aside from the sport’s freedom, Ben also enjoys the measurability of cycling.

“You can see improvements in your numbers and data, and that is a big motivating factor for me. I like the feeling of going forward and taking another step.”

Ben Katerberg | Team Sunweb
Ben Katerberg | Team Sunweb
Ben Katerberg | Team Sunweb
Ben Katerberg | Team Sunweb
Ben Katerberg | Team Sunweb

Motivated from his opening year with the Development program, in 2020 he wants to build his performance and continue to learn from the rest of the riders on the team. He hopes to achieve more successes together and if the opportunity arises achieve some personal results too.

Outgoing and sociable, away from the bike you can often find Ben drinking coffee and working on various small projects, spending time with family and friends, and continuing his education.

Results

2019
3 Tour de Beauce Youth Classification
7 Tour de Beauce Stage 2
10 Tour de Beauce
10 National Championships Canada ITT
11 World Championships Mixed Relay TTT
11 Tour de l'Ain Youth Classification
15 Tour de Beauce Mountains Classification
15 National Championships Canada Road Race
16 Tour de l'Avenir Team Time Trial
17 Tour de Beauce Stage 3a (ITT)
2018
1 National Championships Canada MJ Road Race
1 National Championships Canada MJ ITT
2 Tour de Gironde International Individual Time Trial
2 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 3 (ITT)
7 Tour de Gironde International Points Classification
8 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 6
9 Tour de Gironde International
11 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Points Classification
23 Tour de Gironde International Stage 2
26 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 1
2017
6 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Youth Classification
9 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 3 (ITT)
15 Tour de l'Abitibi Coupe des Nations Junior
22 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 5
42 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Points Classification
54 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 4
64 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 1
65 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 7
72 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 6
74 Tour de l'Abitibi - Coupe des Nations Junior Stage 2