The 22 year old Belgian has just completed his 1st full season at World Tour level.He has already developed into a breakaway King,narrowly missing out on success in 2 stages of the Criterium du Dauphine.
As he regularly gets in breaks,his overall performances can sometimes be deceiving,but take a closer look and you’ll find a very talented rider.
He finished 8th in the Tour de Wallonie and looks well suited to lumpy terrain.At Lotto,he will get plenty of opportunities to try for victory and we will hopefully see him ride more of the classics in 2014,after his impressive 19th in De Brabantse Pijl.
He is yet to ride a grand tour and will hopefully break his duck soon,but he may be saved for 1 day races after a very impressive 20th place in the GP Montreal.
One thing is for certain,he will continue to get in breaks and I expect him to hold on for victory in 2014.
Here is an interview I did with Tim: