Zaandam, the Netherlands
Hanging out with friends, playing pool
Favourite food
Favourite TV show
Peaky Blinders
Favourite holiday destination
New places
Favourite race


Signing for Team Sunweb is a “dream come true” for Cees Bol. As soon as the Dutch man started racing at the age of seven, after joining his sister riding at ZWC-DTS Club as a child, he wanted to be a professional rider. And the 23-year-old believes he will be in the best possible environment making that step with Team Sunweb.

“It means so much to me to ride for the team. This is the team that raises the highest level in the WorldTour. The team has a professional mentality, and the way they develop riders is very cool. I hope to do well here and will simply try to get better every day.

“Of course, to develop you need a lot of help, but it’s a lot easier to get that help when the team pushes on and is always challenging.”

Cees suffered concussion in 2017 and spent most of the season recovering. He therefore counts 2018 and his consistent form, amongst his greatest achievements on the bike, as well as a stage win at the Tour de Bretagne. Next season, he will be targeting good performances at the Spring Classics, knowing he can also improve his sprint amongst a young and ambitious team.

Cees Bol | Team Sunweb
Cees Bol | Team Sunweb
Cees Bol | Team Sunweb

“I am eager to learn, ambitious and I know the team is really open to giving feedback to other riders, and constructive criticism when things go wrong. I hope to have a good impact on that part of the team.

“I like speed. The best thing is when there is a really hard race and you are among the best riders and feel you can match them. To do that with a team, when you feel you really have the best cards in hard and can force the race – that is the best thing about cycling.

“But I also love just riding my bike – when I couldn’t race, I realised luckily I still really love this sport. You get to know the area, see beautiful places, and it’s a good excuse to ride with a group of people for a coffee.”

Off the bike, Cees loves to relax watching snooker, even if ‘it makes him sound like an old man’, and meet up with friends.


1 Danilith Nokere Koerse
1 Amgen Tour of California Stage 7
1 Tour of Norway Stage 1
2 Tour of Norway Stage 6
2 UAE Tour Team Time Trial
2 OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 8
3 Tour of Norway Points Classification
3 Hammer Limburg Stage 3
4 Tour de France Team Time Trial
4 Hammer Limburg
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Points Classification
1 Flèche Ardennaise
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 5
2 Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
2 Profronde van Noord-Holland
2 Circuit des Ardennes International Points Classification
2 Tour de Normandie Stage 1
2 Circuit des Ardennes International Stage 2
2 Arno Wallaard Memorial
2 Circuit des Ardennes International
15 Gooikse Pijl
23 Tacx Pro Classic
27 Paris-Tours Espoirs
38 Kernen Omloop Echt-Susteren
95 Sluitingsprijs Putte-Kapellen