Koen
de Haan

Residence
Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Position in the team
Coach
Nickname
Haan
Hobbies
Live music/vinyls
Favourite food
Steak
Favourite TV show
Documentaries or sports
Favourite holiday destination
USA roadtrip
Favourite race
Liège-Bastogne-Liège

 

Koen has worked as a trainer for more than 11 years; alongside cycling he has also worked in the triathlon and swimming industry. Before joining Team Sunweb in November 2017, Koen gained seven year’s experience whilst working in other cycling and triathlon teams.

His role in the team focuses on the Development and Women’s programs and like all coaches in the team, he has a number of riders on his books who he personally coaches. Alongside these responsibilities Koen also organises training camps and training days to encourage further development and also has a special focus on the women’s program’s team time trial.

“Working each day with my riders on their road to reach their goals really motivates me. Seeing riders reach their full potential physically and mentally on a human powered mechanical machine is inspiring and what I love most about the job.”

Koen’s passion for sport began in the eighties when we would watch the Tour de France and ride his BMX bike in his spare time. On his days off you could find Koen at a concert, or drinking good coffee and eating food with friends. A guy who’s always in search of the optimum, Team Sunweb’s characteristics sit close to home with Koen.

“Always dream, think and talk together about goals. Plan the race. Race the plan. Improve the plan. Repeat.”