Cees
Bol

Residence
Alkmaar, Netherlands
Age
26
Hobbies
Hanging out with friends, playing pool
Favourite food
BBQ
Favourite TV show
Peaky Blinders
Favourite holiday destination
New places - Sri Lanka
Favourite race
Paris-Roubaix

As a neo-pro with the team in 2019, Cees had a very impressive opening season at WorldTour level in which he claimed three victories and made his debut at the Tour de France.

“It was a good but hard first year as a neo-pro. The level in the peloton is a lot higher than U23 but I got some good results which I’m proud of. I kept making small steps both on the bike but also in my lifestyle as well, which combined led to big steps on the bike.”

As a sprinter, Cees is often the last rider in line for the team and the one everyone works for during the stage or race, a situation which can often lead to extra pressure. However, the young Dutchman takes a mature approach to it all.

“Sometimes it is hard when you’re the sprinter if you don’t feel good, but if you do feel good then it gives you more confidence knowing everyone is working for you. It makes the feeling you already have stronger. It is a challenge on a day where you don’t feel super good and that is something I have to learn how to deal with.”

Cees Bol | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Cees Bol | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Cees Bol | Team DSM | January Team Camp
Cees Bol | Team DSM | January Team Camp

With a composed mentality, Cees acknowledges that in a sport like cycling things don’t always go the way you want but it is how you regroup and regather from those moments that make you stronger as a rider. With that attitude, Cees continued to develop in 2020 taking a win in Algarve and a second and third place at the Tour de France, while 2021 saw Cees get his arms in the air at Paris-Nice after a dominant and powerful sprint.

Like most professional athletes Cees is driven by his competitive nature and a will to reach his potential.

“Your biggest dreams keep you motivated and keep you pushing. The next step on the ladder itself might not be so motivating or seem important but it is, and looking at the long-term helps you get there.”

Away from his life as a pro, Cees likes to socialise with his friends and spend time with his girlfriend, going out for dinner or doing things that “normal” people do, allowing him to switch off and refresh for races.

Results

2022
4 Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye Stage 2
6 Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye Stage 1
7 Tour de Suisse Stage 3
7 Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye Points classification
8 Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye Stage 5
10 Paris Nice
13 Giro d'Italia Stage 3
20 Presidential Cycling Tour of Türkiye Stage 6
21 Giro d'Italia Stage 13
24 UAE Tour Stage 5
2021
1 Paris Nice
3 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie
3 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Stage 4
4 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Prologue
4 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Points classification
4 Okolo Slovenska / Tour de Slovaquie Stage 1
5 PostNord Danmark Rundt Tour of Denmark
5 UAE Tour Stage 7
6 Tour de France Stage 4
6 Tour de France Stage 6
2020
1 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 3
2 Tour de France Stage 5
2 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Points classification
3 Tour de France Stage 1
4 Paris Nice
4 Paris Nice
5 Paris Nice
6 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 1
7 Tour de France Stage 3
8 Tour de France Stage 10
2019
1 Danilith Nokere Koerse ME
1 Amgen Tour of California Stage 7
1 Tour of Norway Stage 1
2 Tour of Norway Stage 6
2 UAE Tour Stage 1 (TTT)
2 OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 8
3 Tour of Norway Points classification
3 Hammer Limburg Stage 3
4 Hammer Limburg
4 Hammer Limburg Stage 2
2018
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Points classification
1 Flèche Ardennaise
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 5
2 Grote Prijs Marcel Kint
2 Profronde van Noord-Holland
2 Circuit des Ardennes International Points classification
2 Tour de Normandie Stage 1
2 Circuit des Ardennes International Stage 2
2 Arno Wallaard Memorial
2 Circuit des Ardennes International
2017
15 Gooikse Pijl
23 Tacx Pro Classic
27 Paris-Tours Espoirs
38 Kernen Omloop Echt-Susteren
95 Sluitingsprijs Putte-Kapellen
2016
1 Olympia's Tour
2 Olympia's Tour Points classification
2 Boucles de la Mayenne Youth classification
2 Paris-Arras Tour Youth classification
2 Olympia's Tour Stage 5
2 Ronde de l'Oise Stage 4
2 Paris-Arras Tour Stage 1
2 Ronde de l'Oise Youth classification
3 Olympia's Tour Stage 1 (TTT)
3 Tour de Normandie Stage 3
2015
2 Tour of Yancheng Coastal Wetlands Stage 2
3 Tour of Yancheng Coastal Wetlands Youth classification
4 Olympia's 3M Tour Stage 1a (TTT)
4 Olympia's 3M Tour Stage 5a (ITT)
4 Olympia's 3M Tour Youth classification
4 Boucles de la Mayenne Youth classification
5 Tour of Taihu Lake Stage 8
6 Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux Mountains classification
7 Tour of Yancheng Coastal Wetlands Points classification
7 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
2014
6 Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux Youth classification
10 Rabo Baronie Breda Classic
13 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
15 Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux Stage 3
19 De Kustpijl
24 Ronde de l'Oise Youth classification
36 Ronde de l'Oise Stage 3
41 Le Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux Stage 2a (ITT)
42 Ronde de l'Oise Stage 1
48 La Roue Tourangelle Région Centre Classic Loire Touraine Vignobles & Chateaux
2013
11 Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt Stage 3
12 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 4
20 National Championships Netherlands MJ ITT
22 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich Youth classification
27 Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt Stage 1
35 Trofeo Karlsberg
35 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 3b
43 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 3a (ITT)
44 Trofeo Karlsberg Stage 2
49 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich
2012
118 Driedaagse van Axel Stage 3
137 Driedaagse van Axel Stage 1
157 Driedaagse van Axel Stage 2 (ITT)