a conversation with...

  The Mobel Sport - Cycle Sierra Nevada Scholarship was developed as a way to sponsor young cyclists that may not have opportunity or financial capacity to avail of a cycling training camp. In this section we take 5 minutes for a chat with one of the applicants selected for the 2018 program.

Jelte Krijnsen - Súdwest-Fryslân - the netherlands

Who are you?

I am Jelte Krijnsen, a Dutch U19 cyclist.

What team do you ride for?

I ride for UWTC de volharding- Wilton cycling team.

Why did you start cycling?

I started cycling as training for ice skating, after a view years I decided to do some cycling races. I crashed in my first race. But I really liked the racing so I didn't gave up.

Have you any sporting backgrounds apart from cycling?

I did ice skating for a pretty long time.

What type of cyclist are you? Do you compete in other disciplines, other than road cycling?

I only do road cycling, I can do a bit of everything.

Favourite piece of cycling equipment/kit?

I don't really have a favourite piece of cycling equipment.

Your greatest achievements on a bicycle?

I think that is my first place on the district championship last season.

Your favourite professional cyclist? (past and present)

Tom Dumoulin and Peter Sagan

Most memorable moment/stage win from professional cycling?

When Tom Dumoulin won the Giro d'italia.

Your favourite stage race and one day race? Why?

The Asko Tour in Austria, it is just a nice race. Zuiderzee Ronde, as it was my first classic.

What's your current favourite music album/song?

I like all types of music.

Tell us something we don’t know about you already and you don’t mind the general public knowing?

No answer :)

Hopes and plans for the future?

Improve myself and win races