Nils
Eekhoff

Residence
Rijsenhout, Netherlands
Age
22
Nickname
DJ
Height
189cm
Twitter
@nilseekhoff
Hobbies
Cycling, skiing, gaming
Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite TV show
Suits
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Favourite race
Paris-Roubaix

After three years in the Development program, Nils makes the step up to the WorldTour program in 2020 and the Dutchman feels prepared for the move with the team after a series of good results in 2019.

“I think I’ve grown into it after three years in the Development team. I know how the team works already which is great and I have made good steps every year; I feel like it is a natural progression. I’m really excited to be in the finals of races helping the guys and maybe going for results myself.”

As a youngster, cycling was always on the TV and that is what caught Nils’ attention when he thought “that looks cool” and wanted to try it after he quit judo. Since then, he hasn’t looked back and enjoys both the tactics of racing but also being able to explore new places when on the bike.

Nils Eekhoff | Team Sunweb
Nils Eekhoff | Team Sunweb
Nils Eekhoff | Team Sunweb
Nils Eekhoff | Team Sunweb

Nils is a true team player and gets a buzz when others are working for him in the finale of a race but also gets the same feeling when he returns the favour for them.

“I get a lot of motivation and adrenaline when the other guys work for me, knowing that they trust me to get a result and I’m really focused in the final because of that. The whole process of working for others is also good too, and I get adrenaline from that and knowing I have gave it my all for them and the team.”

In his first year as a professional Nils hopes to be part of team successes throughout the year, while also daydreaming about potentially winning Paris-Roubaix in the future.

When he’s not racing on his bike, Nils keeps himself occupied by spending time with his girlfriend who is also into cycling, or by honing his cooking skills and perfecting his favourite dish of Turkey Provençal. If not, you can find him playing Fortnite on the PlayStation with Tim.

Results

2020
2 Dwars door het Hageland
2 National Championships Netherlands Road Race
7 Bretagne Classic Ouest-France
7 BinckBank Tour Stage 1
16 BinckBank Tour Points Classification
21 BinckBank Tour Stage 4 (ITT)
21 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth Classification
25 Paris - Nice Stage 4 (ITT)
31 Tour de Pologne Stage 2
37 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 5 (ITT)
2019
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 7
1 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Prologue
1 Ronde van Overijssel
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Youth Classification
2 National Championships Netherlands U23 Road Race
2 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Points Classification
3 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste
3 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 3
4 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
5 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 6
2018
1 Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy Prologue
2 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Stage 1
2 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
3 Paris-Tours Espoirs
3 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Prologue
4 Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy Stage 3
6 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Points Classification
7 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Stage 2
8 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain Stage 8
8 Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy Mountains Classification