Having spent five successful seasons with the team from 2012 to 2016, where he claimed two Monument wins at Milano-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix plus many, many more victories, John “returned home” to Team DSM as of the 2022 season.
This season gone by, and he has put his wealth of experience to great use not only as a strong rider but as a valuable road captain too, setting a great example for the rest of the team.
“It starts with coming to breakfast with a smile and keeping the morale high. There are days of course where everyone is tired, fatigued and maybe things are not going the way we wanted or were aiming for, but every day starts new. To put everything openly out on the table is the most important thing.”
With an attitude and approach like that, then it’s no surprise John has the palmares that he does with almost 50 professional wins. Yet, as he approaches the latter stages of his career John is finely in tune with himself and is aware that the concept and idea of success changes as does time.