Joris joins his brother Pepijn in the Development program this year, with the younger of the Reinderink brothers endeared by the team’s way of working.
A Covid-affected 2020 season saw Joris and Pepijn only race together once although Joris jokes that he got the best of him so took home the bragging rights in the house.
Despite his grandfather and dad having rode, Joris was a footballer at first before taking up cycling at the age of 13. A goalkeeper, Joris could have joined first division side De Graafschap but he wanted to stay and play at a club with his friends instead. Well-humoured, Joris jokes that the switch was a good one.
Evidently a fan of team sports, Joris thoroughly enjoys the collective effort that you go through while competing in cycling, something that he managed to find in his junior career too.
Looking to the future and his first years with the Development program, Joris is realistic about his expectations. Putting aside any pressure on personal results, instead, he wants to give his all and help some of the more experienced riders to strong results for the team.
When he’s not training or competing, you can find Joris socialising with friends or family, or tucking into Mrs Reinderink’s famous lasagne.