Roy
Curvers

Residence
Roggel, the Netherlands
Age
39
Height
1.88m
Nickname
Curve
Twitter
@RoyCurvers
Hobbies
Time with my kids, NBA basketball
Favourite food
Cauliflower pizza
Favourite TV show
Bike races
Favourite holiday destination
Limburg
Favourite race
Paris-Tours
Roy Curvers

 

One of the longest-serving riders on the team, Roy is a loyal and selfless road captain and domestique. He has been part of the family since 2013, riding eight grand tours in 11 seasons and helping riders to countless victories.

“Bike racing is a combination of pushing your limits, tactics, and teamwork. It has everything. I love all sports, but cycling – it is the sport that fits me perfectly. That’s what motivates me. I didn’t win much myself throughout my career, but I have helped others win.

“Once I discovered what my abilities were, I realised I could contribute in a really good way. I am a loyal, generous rider who loves to dedicate his energy to a team effort. I easily connect and communicate and have a responsibility to step up. I am not the alpha male who shouts the loudest, but when I need to step up, I do it.

“I have never been with another team, I grew with this team. It’s a family for me, everything suits me. They gave me a chance to develop myself.”

This year is all about enjoying being a bike rider for one more season and contributing to good results: “I will give all my energy to make this happen. Last year we had good results but perhaps more possibilities than outcomes, especially in the classics.”

Roy has one professional victory to his name, Halle-ingooigem in 2011 but has played a key role in Tom Dumoulin’s Grand Tour heroics in the 2017 Giro d’Italia, as a lead-out man, and as a support role in the classics.

Away from cycling, Roy loves spending time with his family. Even if he has a bad race on Sunday, his children give him the perspective he needs that there is more to life.

“When I see my two little girls sleeping, it’s back to normal life again. You forget about it all. It’s just a race.”

He also loves NBA basketball and is fan of Oklahoma City.

Roy Curvers | Team Sunweb
Roy Curvers | Team Sunweb
Roy Curvers | Team Sunweb

Results

2018
22 Team Time Trial Critérium du Dauphiné
24 Stage 13 Giro d'Italia
28 Stage 7 Giro d'Italia
31 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
38 Stage 1 Binck Bank Tour
2017
20 Stage 3 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark
20 Tour of Denmark PostNord Danmark Rundt
22 Stage 5 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark
26 Paris-Tours Elite
27 Mountains Classification Paris - Nice
2016
7 Team Time Trial Eneco Tour
10 Stage 4 Paris - Nice
12 Stage 8 Tour of Britain
13 Stage 14 Tour de France
15 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro