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Get to Know: Jasper Philipsen

17. February 2017, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Development Team

Find out more about BMC Development Team's Jasper Philipsen. © Michael Zanghellini / zanghellini.li

Our riders clocked thousands of hours every season, whether on-race or training, so we thought it was time to put the spotlight on them to find out a little bit more about their lives both on and off their BMC Teammachine SLR01s.

Rider profile

Name: Jasper Philipsen

Age: 18

Where do you call home: Home with my parents ('Jasper's Cosy Paradise on Swarm')

Training base: My hometown and the University of Hasselt

On the bike

Proudest achievement so far: Winning E3 Harelbeke Juniors

Favourite thing about riding in the peloton: Riding in an echelon and seeing no one when you look back

Favourite race: Paris-Roubaix

Favourite place to train: Tenerife

Ultimate goal: To become a successful career as a professional cyclist 

Off the bike

Favourite film or TV show: The Belgium TV show, 'De Slimste Mens ter Wereld'

Favourite musician or band: Kendrick Lamar

Favourite Food: Chocolate pie

Best way to recover after a race: A short recovery ride on the rollers, a good meal and a cold, refreshing bath before bed

If you didn’t cycle what sport would you do? When I was younger I played football. So if I didn't cycle I would like to play football but only for fun with friends

Interesting fact about yourself: As well as a cyclist, I am also a first year Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science student at the University of Hasselt

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