Wilco finished 10th in the Vuelta a España in 2018, a brilliant result despite an otherwise torrid year for the 27-year-old. After breaking his collarbone in Tirreno Adriatico, bending the existing plate, his shoulder was misaligned. He came back, racing to fifth overall at the Tour de Suisse, before crashing once again at the national road race championships.
After surgery and missing the Tour de France, he fought to get back to full fitness for the last grand tour of the year.
A previous winner of the Tour of Denmark, the Dutchman has also finished second in the Abu Dhabi Tour, fourth in the 2017 Vuelta a España, seventh in the 2014 Giro d’Italia and fourth in the 2014 Criterium du Dauphine.
He first found cycling as a means of cross-training alongside speed-skating, but always loved watching the sport on TV, enjoying the tactics. At the age of 12 he started racing and turned professional in 2012.
Calm, focused and quiet, Wilco is about to embark on his third season with Team Sunweb.