Pepijn
Reinderink

Residence
Ruurlo, Netherlands
Age
18
Nickname
Peppy / Renie
Hobbies
Walks with the dog, listening to music
Favourite food
Lasagne
Favourite TV show
Suits
Favourite holiday destination
Italy
Favourite race
Liège-Bastogne-Liège

A punchy rider who can go well on the short climbs, Pepijn had a successful first year in the junior ranks in 2019 where he claimed a stage win at the Ain Bugey Valromey Tour, alongside other impressive performances throughout the season. He started 2020 on the front foot, finishing in second place behind his teammate at Kuurne-Brussles-Kuurne, and is aiming to continue his development with the team in 2021.

“I really like the philosophy behind the team; they really want to be one unit. I want to continue to develop myself on the bike and the team is highly regarded to be the best environment for that. We understand each other and it was an instant click so I think it will suit me well here.”

As a Dutchman, it would be more surprising if Pepijn didn’t have a bike when he was younger, and after seeing his dad going for regular rides for a hobby cyclist, he joined the local club as soon as he could and started racing.

Pepijn enjoys every aspect of cycling and likes to go training on his own to soak in the nature around him, while conversely, he enjoys going out with his brother or a friend, saying that the four hours passes really quickly “with good conversation”.

Throughout his junior career, Pepijn never had a trainer so he’s looking forward to taking advantage and learning from all of the experts within the team.

“If you want to develop yourself it’s not easy but with the right help you can. That’s what I really like about the team, they have an expert for everything, so hopefully I can gain a lot of improvements on the bike with their help.”

Away from his time on the bike, Pepijn enjoys spending time at home or enjoying the fresh air while out for a run. Wanting to expand his horizons and give him something else to do while recovering from his training, he’s also considering continuing his studies with a focus on either Commercial Marketing or Sport Marketing.

Results

2020
2 Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne Juniors
17 National Championships Netherlands MJ ITT
32 La Philippe Gilbert juniors Stage 2
33 La Philippe Gilbert juniors
41 La Philippe Gilbert juniors Stage 1
2019
1 Ain Bugey Valromey Tour Stage 1
2 Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt Youth Classification
2 Ain Bugey Valromey Tour Mountains Classification
3 La Philippe Gilbert juniors
3 SPIE Internationale Juniorendriedaagse Stage 1
4 Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt Stage 3
5 Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt
7 Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt Mountains Classification
10 Keizer der Juniores Youth Classification
10 National Championships Netherlands MJ ITT