Jan’s story is a story of determination, dedication and grit. It is a testament to what can be achieved if one has clear priorities and is willing to put in the work. It might be easy to forget that it is also a story of many ups and downs, which all make it all the more special from the standpoint of success in the last couple of seasons. He is a rider for World Tour team Jumbo Visma and the winner of Giro d’Italia stage 16 in 2020. Yet, probably the biggest victory of Jan’s career is that his love for cycling remains as fervent as it was when he first started out and that he can still consider saddling up and going for a ride not only as work, but also his favorite hobby.