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