After a promising opening year in the junior ranks in 2021, Robbe continued his progression in 2022, where he picked up several strong results throughout the season. His campaign was unfortunately cut short after a training accident which saw him miss the final few months but nonetheless, the Belgian youngster’s fortitude shone through with his attitude, and he says that he has “mentally gotten stronger” because of it and learned a lot about himself.
Interestingly it is the “toughness and emotion” of the sport that Robbe really likes, knowing that it takes a lot of effort and determination to achieve something which in the end only makes the feeling sweeter when you reach that goal.
Not from a cycling family at all, Robbe got into cycling more through chance than anything else. Initially he was a runner, with a lot of success too, which included the Belgian title at his age level. Yet, after suffering from an injury he looked for another sport and naturally found cycling. He was already somewhat a fan of the sport, watching cyclocross with Sven Nys one of his early idols, who “crushed it in the mud.” From there, Robbe started following road racing as well as he began competing, mixing both disciplines himself and eventually moving up the ranks to where he is now.