Nils
Eekhoff

Residence
Rijsenhout, Netherlands
Age
23
Nickname
DJ
Height
189cm
Twitter
@nilseekhoff
Hobbies
Cycling, skiing, gaming
Favourite food
Pizza
Favourite TV show
Suits
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Favourite race
Paris-Roubaix

After three years in the Development program, Nils made the step up to the WorldTour program in 2020, where the Dutchman felt prepared for the move after a series of good results in 2019.

“I think I’ve grown into it after three years in the Development team. I know how the team works already which is great and I have made good steps every year; I felt like it was a natural progression.”

As a youngster, cycling was always on the TV and that is what caught Nils’ attention when he thought “that looks cool” and wanted to try it after he quit judo. Since then, he hasn’t looked back and enjoys both the tactics of racing but also being able to explore new places when on the bike.

Nils is a true team player and gets a buzz when others are working for him in the finale of a race but also gets the same feeling when he returns the favour for them.

“I get a lot of motivation and adrenaline when the other guys work for me, knowing that they trust me to get a result and I’m really focused in the final because of that. The whole process of working for others is also good too, and I get adrenaline from that and knowing I have gave it my all for them and the team.”

In his first few years as a professional Nils hopes to be part of team successes throughout the year, while also daydreaming about potentially winning Paris-Roubaix in the future – somewhere he showed his potential at in 2021’s epic day in the mud and rain.

When he’s not racing on his bike, Nils keeps himself occupied by spending time with his girlfriend who is also into cycling, or by honing his cooking skills and perfecting his favourite dish of Turkey Provençal. If not, you can find him playing Fortnite on the PlayStation with Tim.

Results

2021
1 Boucles de la Mayenne Youth classification
2 Tour of Britain Stage 1
3 Boucles de la Mayenne Stage 3
4 Boucles de la Mayenne Stage 4
4 Boucles de la Mayenne Points classification
6 Boucles de la Mayenne
6 Tour of Britain Stage 3 (TTT)
8 Boucles de la Mayenne Stage 1
8 Ronde van Drenthe
9 Baloise Belgium Tour Stage 3
2020
2 Dwars door het Hageland
2 National Championships Netherlands Road Race
7 Bretagne Classic Ouest-France
7 BinckBank Tour Stage 1
16 BinckBank Tour Points classification
21 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Youth classification
21 BinckBank Tour Stage 4 (ITT)
25 Paris Nice
31 Tour de Pologne Stage 2
37 Volta ao Algarve em Bicicleta Stage 5 (ITT)
2019
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 7
1 Course de la Paix Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Prologue
1 Ronde van Overijssel
1 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Youth classification
2 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Points classification
2 National Championships Netherlands U23 Road Race
3 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste
3 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 3
4 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
5 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 4
2018
1 Istarsko Proljece Istrian Spring Trophy
2 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Stage 1
2 National Championships Netherlands U23 ITT
3 Paris-Tours Espoirs
3 Grand Prix Priessnitz spa Prologue
4 Istarsko Proljece Istrian Spring Trophy
6 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Points classification
7 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Stage 2
8 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain Stage 8
8 Ovo Energy Tour of Britain Stage 5 (TTT)
2017
1 Paris-Roubaix Espoirs
2 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Mountains classification
3 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Youth classification
6 Grand Prix Criquielion
7 Istarsko Proljece Istrian Spring Trophy
8 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 1
8 Trofej Porec Porec Trophy
10 National Championships Netherlands U23 Road Race
10 Ronde van Midden Nederland Stage 1 (TTT)
10 Boucles de la Mayenne Stage 1
2016
1 Course de la Paix Juniors Points classification
1 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 4
1 Ronde des Vallées Stage 2 (ITT)
2 Paris Roubaix Juniors
2 Ronde des Vallées
2 Tour du Pays de Vaud Stage 1
3 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich Stage 1 (TTT)
4 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich Stage 3b
4 National Championships Netherlands MJ Road Race
4 Ronde des Vallées Mountains classification
2015
1 Ronde des Vallées Mountains classification
2 Tour du Pays de Vaud Stage 3
2 Grand Prix Rüebliland Youth classification
2 Ronde des Vallées Youth classification
2 Tour du Pays de Vaud Youth classification
3 Ronde des Vallées Stage 3
3 Ronde des Vallées Points classification
4 National Championships Netherlands MJ ITT
5 Ronde des Vallées
6 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich Points classification