Standing almost two metres tall, Joost’s towering and imposing figure doesn’t match his endearing and friendly nature, with the Dutch native talkative and outgoing, something that is reflected in his love for the sport.
Joost got into cycling through going for rides with his dad, firstly on the mountain bike before taking up road racing and then finally combining the two with cyclocross at around 12 years old. Falling in love from that young age, cycling has been a great outlet for Joost.
Making the step up from juniors to U23 with the Development program this season, Joost picked up a series of impressive results across the 2020 campaign in his final year in the junior ranks. A win at GP Bob Jungels over a tricky course ahead of fellow new Development Team DSM rider, Moritz Kärsten, was a highlight but good results across the board in races such as Ronde des Vallées and Course de la Paix highlight his versatility.
On board with the team’s professional approach and way of riding, something that is similar to his old junior team, Joost is hoping to learn as much as possible in his first few years with the team and be a part of some strong results.