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

 

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

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.

Results

2019
26 Tour of Norway Stage 1
31 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 1
33 Amgen Tour of California Stage 7
34 Binck Bank Tour Stage 5
35 OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 5
38 Paris Tours Elite
39 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
40 Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
41 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
43 Paris - Nice Stage 3
2018
22 Critérium du Dauphiné Team Time Trial
24 Giro d'Italia Stage 13
28 Giro d'Italia Stage 7
31 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic
38 Binck Bank Tour Stage 1
40 Dwars door Vlaanderen A travers la Flandre
47 Tour of Slovenia Points Classification
50 Tour of Slovenia Stage 4
53 Tour of Slovenia Stage 3
53 Tour of Slovenia Stage 5 (ITT)
2017
20 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Stage 3
20 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
22 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Stage 5
26 Paris-Tours Elite
27 Paris - Nice Mountains Classification
33 Paris - Nice Stage 2
33 Cyclassics Hamburg
35 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
36 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Stage 1
54 Paris - Nice Stage 5