Utrecht, Netherlands
Position in the team
MA Coaching
To be decided...
CrossFit, reading, photography
Favourite food
Favourite TV show
Chef's table
Favourite holiday destination
Favourite race
Arctic Race of Norway

After retiring as a professional in 2010, Michiel spent four years working as a sports director at Omega Pharma – Lotto and Belkin before moving over to SEG Racing Academy and Verandas Willems – Crelan for an additional four years. He joined Team DSM as a coach from the beginning of 2019.

An honest, passionate and easy-going guy, Michiel’s biggest motivation is seeing and helping riders do things that they didn’t think was possible.

Aside from cycling, you can still find Michiel enjoying the wonderful world of sports.

In his spare time, you can find him doing CrossFit and cycling. Staying fit is his biggest hobby, next to his interests in photography and travelling.

Away from the road Michiel is a real family man, and he considers his biggest personal achievement as becoming a father. His ultimate dream is to be a drummer in a famous rock band and to play at Glastonbury.