One of the several riders to have made the step up to the WorldTour through the Team DSM pathway, Tobias has spent two years with the Development program ahead of embarking on his journey as an elite professional cyclist with the Men’s program.
That journey had its beginnings from a young age with Tobias getting into the sport because of his older brother, who cycled before him. Tobias and his parents would go to watch his brother’s races and like any young sibling who wanted to emulate their older sibling, Tobias bugged his parents and got his first bike aged five. He competed in his first mountain bike race at six, track riding as a seven-year-old, before taking part in road races aged eight.
Funnily enough Tobias did try his hand, or feet, at football but that foray only lasted one week before he didn’t go training because it was “raining too much”, which he now jokes as a pro cyclist seems like a weird reason. In fact, Tobias admits he didn’t like cycling more than any other sport when he was younger but he “just liked winning, so that’s why I did it”, so eventually he dropped his judo and karate to fully focus on cycling, not looking back since.
Thankfully for Tobias, he now actually enjoys all aspects of cycling and at the time when this bio was conducted, he was itching to get back on the bike after having only been three days into his off season.