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.
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.
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.