Koen has worked as a trainer for more than 10 years; alongside cycling he has also worked in the triathlon and swimming industry. Before joining Team Sunweb in November 2017, Koen gained seven years experience whilst working in other cycling and triathlon teams.
His role in the team focuses on the development and women’s programs. Like all coaches in the team, he has a number of riders on his books who he personally coaches. Alongside these responsibilities Koen will also organise training camps and training days to encourage further development and also has a special focus on the women’s program’s team time trial.
Koen’s passion for sport began in the eighties when we would watch the Tour de France and ride his BMX bike in his spare time. “Working each day with my riders on their road to reach their goals really motivates me. Seeing riders reach their full potential physically and mentally on a human powered mechanical machine is inspiring and what I love most about the job.”
On his days off you could find Koen at a concert, or drinking good coffee and eating food with friends. A guy who’s always in search of the optimum, Team Sunweb’s characteristics sit close to home with Koen. “Always dream, think and talk together about goals. Plan the race. Race the plan. Improve the plan. Repeat.”