After a promising start to the year at the UAE Tour and Paris-Nice, Wilco’s 2019 season was unfortunately hampered after a crash at the Volta Ciclista a Catalunya. However, the Dutchman bounced back and finished the season with a seventh place on GC at the Vuelta a España, which only motivates him even more for this year.
While side-lined with injury, riders can often be left with their own thoughts and only think about wanting to ride their bike all of the time. However, Wilco was able to escape the world of cycling and spend some valuable bonding time with his young baby daughter.
Someone that just enjoys riding his bike, Wilco likes to be engrossed by the nature when out for a more leisurely ride with friends; taking in all of the sights and scenery. However as a fierce competitor, he also enjoys a tough day of training and seeing improvements in his power numbers.
Into his fourth year with Team Sunweb, Wilco likes the structured environment and that everyone is happy to work for each other.