Get to Know: Nathan Van Hooydonck26. November 2016, Santa Rosa, California (USA) — Development Team
Our riders have clocked thousands of hours this 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.
Name: Nathan Van Hooydonck
Where do you call home: Antwerp
Training base: Denia or at home in Antwerp
How long have you been riding with BMC Development Team: This will be my third year with the team.
On the bike
Proudest achievement so far: Definitely becoming National TT and Road Race Champion.
Favourite thing about riding in the peloton: Being able to draft!
Favourite race: Paris - Roubaix
Favourite place to train: Oudenaarde
Ultimate goal: Winning Tour of Flanders and Paris - Roubaix
Off the bike
Favourite film or TV show: The Following
Favourite musician or band: Yellow Claw
Best way to recover after a race: Hot Chocolate and a massage!
If you didn’t cycle what sport would you do? Basketball because I’m so tall and Snooker because it is an incredible sport! I like to play it a lot.
I bet you didn't know that? Both my dad and my uncle were pro cyclists plus I can make lasagne very well!