After retiring as a professional in 2010, Michiel spent four years working as a sports director at Omega Pharma – Lotto and Belkin before moving over to SEG Racing Academy and Verandas Willems – Crelan for an additional four years. He joined Team Sunweb as a coach from the beginning of 2019.
Aside from cycling, you can still find Michiel enjoying the wonderful world of sports.
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.