Now into his fourth year with Team dsm-firmenich’s Development program, Enzo has established himself as a strong rouleur and barodeur – and someone that has been pivotal in several of the team’s wins throughout the past seasons; often doing the unseen work in races – something that he has found rewarding.
Yet, as a self-described “very competitive person”, Enzo also aims to continue to make steps and show himself more in the finale of races where he wants to be an option for the team to go for the win.
Taking a step back to his youth, Enzo, like many young Dutch people, got into the sport by seeing his older sister and father ride their bikes and from that he was introduced to his local club team at around the age of ten. Before beginning his journey on two wheels, Enzo was focused on two blades and was a good young speed skater, but he soon decided to hang up his skates and go all-in on the bike – loving the “thrill and adrenaline rush”.
Concluding his teens and entering his early 20’s with the team, Enzo has come more and more out of his shell as a person, something he agrees with stating that he has become “more mature and confident in himself” thanks to living away from home at the Aqua-Step Keep Challenging Center in Sittard.
This he hopes translates to his bike racing where his driven and competitive nature shines through…
“I think it’s a DNA thing, but I have to be the best I can – I’m too competitive to settle with anything less than that.”
As one of the older riders within the Development program this season, Enzo will no doubt offer a kind and considerate ear for the younger guys while also setting an example as the consummate professional he is.
When he’s not being the consummate professional on the bike, Enzo’s competitive nature transfers over to one of his pastimes – playing the F1 game, where he claims he is the fastest within the team. Living up to his nickname within the team of “Ferrari”!
Yet, if he’s not setting a hot lap around Monza, you can often find Enzo relaxing and chilling with friends, enjoying a local café ride and the sun.