Dutch bicycle racer, born in The Hague in 1972. Classmate of Richard Krajicek for a few years.

His first major achievement was a win in Aix-les-Bains in the 1996 Tour de France. He reaches the finish line in Paris eventually at the 31st spot. The years after that, his abilities in the mountains earn him reasonably high rankings in the Tour. In the 1998 EPO Tour he manages to finish fifth.

His major results over the years:

Wins Catalan Week
Wins Brabantse Pijl
1 stage in Vuelta de Mallorca
2 stages in Tour de Valencia (2nd overall)
1 stage in Tirreno-Adriatico (3rd overall)

1 stage in Tirreno-Adriatico

Wins Paris-Nice (including 1 stage win)
Wins Amstel Gold Race
1 stage in Tour de Valencia
56th in Tour de France

Wins Catalan Week (including 1 stage win)
Wins Dutch Championship
5th in Tour de France

Wins Dutch Championship
16th in Tour de France

1 stage in Tour de France
31th in Tour de France

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