Hey there! This is Tom, you know, “Steve, where’s Tom?” well… here!
At a whopping age of 27 one of the young guns on the NL Crit Series team, stationed in Amsterdam.
It won’t be a surprise that everyone on the team likes to cycle. Once the summer season is over, Tom also loves to go and play around in the mud on his cx bike. And when he’s off the bike, he likes to go surfing, snowboarding, or a little skateboarding.
Tom takes care of sponsorships together with Steven, occasionally helps out with the social media and some graphic design for NLCS. During the races Tom is either to be found racing or shooting photos during the Men’s A race.
The interest in fixed gear racing for Tom started in doing alleycats, the adrenaline combined with the needed focus to manoeuvre through the city whilst constantly being strapped in. After Tom attended some trainings on the Velodrome in Amsterdam, the interest for racing criteriums grew. Eventually the decision was made that the camera would have to wait and racing would come first.
Although it is not necessarily ‘the’ highlight of the Series, the first race of the season 2017 was just perfect. The vibe, the happiness, the stories, everyone was super stoked to go racing again. Exactly as the Series should feel.
Photo by @martijn_den_bakker