I started endurance sport in 2012 as a triathlete racing up to Ironman distance. In 2016 after a year of bikepacking across Canada, I discovered myself a passion for long distance cycling. As an avid traveler, I realised that ultra distance cycling events could combine competition and exploration. As a result, in 2018, I challenged myself to race the longest bike race at that time: the Trans America Bike Race, a gruelling 7,000 km event, crossing the USA from West to East. I completed this race in 26 days, covering approximately 300 km a day.
This opened an all new world of possibilities to me and the same year I competed in two BikingMan events, allowing myself to be ranked 9th overall on the whole series. Being the only Belgian elite athlete on the circuit, I had the opportunity to work directly with the BikingMan organisation to represent them as their only Belgian ambassador. I happily closed 2019 having raced several events of the Bikingman series, alongside with longer famous events such as the Trans Continental race (TCRNo7) or the Trans Pyrenees Race (TPRNo1).
Having recently moved to Geneva, I’m now combining my athlete career with a position in a bike shop. 2020 was definitely a unique year for an athlete, seeing many events cancelled due to the sanitary crisis. I’m looking forward to 2021 new challenges such as the Further Race or Gravel Epic events.
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Favourite Ride
- My fav backyard ride is a 15 km loop called the Beers'Hell, featuring two infamous climbs (Beersel climb and Bruyne Put hill). A more scenic one would be a 300 km one-way road from Jasper to Banff in the Canadian Rockies - watch out for bears!
2018 Trans Am Bike Race
2019 Bikingman circuit