Month: June 2023

Podcast The Adventure Stach

Shortly before the Unbound, Jasper Ockeloen and I became main guests in The Adventure Stach, the podcast of the American professional gravel racer Payson McElveen. We talked about the roots of Dutch Mafia, our work at Sockeloen, the races so far and our perspective on racing Unbound. Listen to the full interview here.
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Unbound 2023

Unforrtunately I had to face a broken rear derailleur cable after 20 km in Unbound this year. We dived into a sticky mud bath where everybody had to run and tried to keep their bike as clean as possible. After this section I noticed the cable was broken and I could only ride on the 11. With 310 km to go. Oké, I could shift with my front derailleur, so I had two options. It became a fight against myself and in the end I am happy I pushed through and made it back to Emporia after 11,5 hours of [...]
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