2019 saw the cyclocross and road rider make the step up from the Development program to the elite men’s peloton. A break after the cross season saw Joris return to the road in May where he hit the ground running, taking his first WorldTour top ten when he finished fourth on stage 5 at the Tour of California. He swiftly followed that up with a second place at the Tour of Norway which saw him lead the young rider’s classification before ending the race in seventh on GC.
Competitive at heart, Joris likes to see himself make steady progress during training and transferring that into good performances on the road motivates him to keep pushing himself further. When he was side-lined due to injury in 2018, Joris found out just how competitive he is.
It is no surprise then that one of the main things Joris likes about racing is the competitive aspect, but the Dutchman does also enjoy switching off when out on the bike training and just taking in the surrounding nature.
Off the bike, Joris is a friendly and outgoing character and you can often find him either playing on his guitar or out on one of his motorbikes.