A former elite speed skater in his youth, Yannick cycled during the spring and summer to prepare for the winter season, and has since kept his hobby on two wheels up. Yannick has a background in sports psychology where he achieved numerous degrees and climbed the education ladder, culminating in him completing his PhD in Sports Psychology in 2018. Since then he has started his own business and worked at the University of Amsterdam, further highlighting his passion for his field
Joining the team in the role of Mindset Expert, Yannick is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead and working with a group of people that continuously strive for excellence.
Taking the team’s ethos of “Keep Challenging”, Yannick is always open to new ideas and innovative approaches related to mindset – hoping to better the team’s riders and coaches.
Looking ahead, Yannick alongside the team wants the concept of mindset to become an integral part of of a rider’s development, with a focus on their self-awareness, psychological flexibility and mental toughness. Furthermore, he wants to help the coaches and staff realise the potential of all the current tools they have to assist the riders, and themselves, with their mindset.