Before joining Team Sunweb at the beginning of 2019, Jelle worked as a trainer and coach at Delta Cycling Rotterdam, a continental development team in the Netherlands.
Away from the job Jelle is himself into sports and his favourite summer activity is spending time in the Alps with ropes, a pickaxe and crampons in search of the highest summits. When he’s not climbing in the Alps, he’s riding his bike around there. His ultimate goal is to one day climb a mountain like the Himalaya, higher than 6000 metres.
An enthusiastic guy, Jelle is motivated by working towards a goal. In 2013 he was a trainer for the Human Power Team, with the goal to break the world’s fastest speed in cycling, human powered on a flat road. After a year’s training with one rider, the duo broke the world record, reaching a top speed of 133,78 km/h.