a conversation with...

  The 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 2019 program.


Who are you?

Rick Hezeman

What team do you ride for?

ARTV de adelaar

Why did you start cycling?

First i begun cycling on the track, it was fun so i did A little bit more in the forest. then i started on the road-bike for the fun.

Have you any sporting backgrounds apart from cycling?

Soccer for 4 years

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

I do road And track cycling, sometimes cyclocross. Besides that I am more A generalist. Time trail, climbing, windy race And sprinting(track speed) I perform all on A acceptable level.

Favourite piece of cycling equipment/kit?

Time trial suit / bike

Your greatest achievements on a bicycle?

First in track series national race, 3th in the elite national teampursuit.

Your favourite professional cyclist? (past and present)

Bob jungels, Henk lubberding

Most memorable moment/stage win from professional cycling?

Tom Boonen Paris Roubaix long solo.

Your favourite stage race and one day race?

The giro Italia, hard parcours And much height kilometer And A challenging parcours. My favorite one day race is Strade Bianco Because of the sand Strokes And the hilly parcours

What's your current favourite music album/song?

Music album: Francis Song: shutdown frenna :-) You possibly don’t have A clue :-)

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

Love to play video games.

Hopes and plans for the future?

I hope to become A procylcist And do i with a lot of pleasure.