Nationality: Dutch Date of birth: May 18, 1984 Height: 186cm Weight: 74kg Team: Etixx-QuickStep
Niki Terpstra’s rise in professional cycling could be described as steady rather than meteoric. The Dutchman first attracted attention whilst racing with the Milram team, winning stages of the Criterium du Dauphine and Ster ZLM Toer in 2009. A switch to QuickStep in 2011 saw Terpstra find his home, with a strong of top placings in classics and semi-classics that would show a sign of things to come.
Third in the 2013 edition of Paris-Roubaix was followed up by victory in the sport’s biggest one-day race the following year, elevating his status both within the Etixx-QuickStep team and among race fans.