Mike De Bie, a 19-year-old from Heist-op-den-Berg, Antwerp, Belgium will be joining us as our European transplant rider this season. Mike began racing at the age of 11, competing in both road and cyclocross, and his entire family including two uncles and father are known for their racing prowess – He has memories of traveling to see their races as a boy and fell in love with the sport. At age 14 Mike, took 1st place in Paris-Roubaix and is also a 3X Gold Medalist in the Belgian National Time Trial Championships.
Mike says he loves all kinds of music, favorite movie is The Omen, and really enjoys watching films. His favorite professional cyclist is Fabian Cancellara. When asked what he hopes to remember about his visit in ten years, Mike stated, “In 2022 I will look back on my visit to America and I hope to have good memories about America.”
De Bie is excited to spend time in the USA and plans to travel the world to race, ride, and meet people from all cultures.
We are very excited to have Mike join the ranks of our squad and show our juniors a thing or two he’s learned from his father and uncles, including current Belgian National Team Director Rudy de Bie. Mike will arrive in time to race Whirlybird CX (Bryn Athn, PA) and will stay through the middle of November.