MAIKEL

ZIJLAARD

Age
18
Height
184
Map marker
Training base

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Age
18
Height
184
Map marker
Training base

Rotterdam, Netherlands

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Maikel's Story

Words: Chad Childers Stripes Date: 10 March 2018

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Another rider that joins the team after an extremely successful 2017 is the Ronde van Vlaanderen Juniors Champion, Maikel Zijlaard. The Dutchman also notched victories at Omloop van de Maasvallei and Zepperen-Zepperen as well as an impressive 10th place finish at Paris-Roubaix Espoirs.

Zijlaard, having never visited the United States before Team Camp in February, has a lot to look forward to beyond racing bikes. "I look forward to cooperating with the staff, with Koos and Axel, all of the parts that fell in one with the team," he said. "I heard the team feels like a family and the results of the team are really good as well."

It's no surprise that the Tour of Flanders Juniors Champion prefers the Classics and races in Belgium and the Netherlands. While ready for his chance, Zijlaard will do whatever he can forward his teammates. "I think 2018 will be a big learning year since I'm much younger compared to the other riders on the team," said Zijlaard. "I will try to do the most for the team."

  • Languages spoken: Dutch and English
  • Favorite app: Instagram
  • Favorite movie: Focus
  • Favorite actor or actress: The Rock
  • Favorite musical group: Maroon 5
  • Race he would someday like to win: Paris Roubaix
  • After cycling, he would like to: Travel the world
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Palmares

2018
82nd Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste
135th Stage 1
122nd Stage 2
126th Stage 3
108th Stage 4
112th Stage 5
21st Stage 6
20th Stage 6
87th Stage 7
75th Arno Wallaard Memorial
0th Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
3rd Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux - Stage 1
37th Stage 2
23rd Stage 3a (ITT)
0th Stage 3b
67th Gent-Wevelgem/Kattekoers-Ieper
0th Handzame Classic
78th Danilith Nokere Koerse
20th Rabobank Dorpenomloop Rucphen

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