Michiel
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Residence
Utrecht, Netherlands
Position in the team
Coach
Education
MA Coaching
Nickname
To be decided...
Hobbies
CrossFit, reading, photography
Favourite food
Italian
Favourite TV show
Chef's table
Favourite holiday destination
Equador
Favourite race
Arctic Race of Norway

 

After retiring as a professional in 2010, Michiel spent four years working as a sports director at Omega Pharma – Lotto and Belkim before moving over to SEG Racing Academy and Verandas Willems – Crelan for an additional four years. He joins Team Sunweb as a coach from the beginning of 2019.

An honest, passionate and easy-going guy, Michiel’s biggest motivation is seeing and helping riders do things that they didn’t think was possible.

Aside from cycling, you can still find Michiel enjoying the wonderful world of sports.

In his spare time, you can find him doing CrossFit and cycling. Staying fit is his biggest hobby, next to his interests in photography and travelling.

Away from the road Michiel is a real family man, and he considers his biggest personal achievement as becoming a father. His ultimate dream is to be a drummer in a famous rock band and to play at Glastonbury.