Aart Vierhouten: My departure does not deserve
a beauty award. After the team performed so well and my role in it, it came as a complete surprise that my contract wasn't
extended. But I like to look ahead.
Cyclingheroes: How did you came into contact with
P3 Transfer Batavus?
Aart Vierhouten: I was called by Daan Luijkx [team
manager of P3 Transfer Batavus] and he asked me If I wanted to ride with young guns in an ambitious team. I liked that. We
met for a cup of coffee and after I looked Daan in the eyes for a moment I knew this was going to be my team.
Cyclingheroes: What are your goals in the coming
Aart Vierhouten: I want to have a top year for
the team and support my teammates wherever its necessary.
Cyclingheroes: How does a day of winter training
of Aart Vierhouten looks like?
Aart Vierhouten: I get up at 7 o'clock and have
breakfast with a double expresso. One day I go to the velodrome to train on the track. I do lots of kilometers behind pace
setter Jan Jonker. On the next day 100 kilometers on the road. In the afternoon I do some stretching.
Cyclingheroes: You also give sports clinics. Where
do you do that and what is your role at these clinics?
Aart Vierhouten: I give cycling clinics on the
road and at tracks at home and abroad. Ofcourse it all starts with a good position, choosing the right gears and riding in
the peloton. I teach people about various disciplines of cycling like climbing and descent technics, sprints or team time
trials. [If you want to know more about the sports clinics with Aart Vierhouten look at: www.sportclinics.nl]
Cyclingheroes: You are 37 years old now, how much
longer will we see you in the peloton?
Aart Vierhouten: If you mean on the bike... I don't
know, but surely not another three years.
Cyclingheroes: Aart thank you for your time and
we wish you all the best for the upcoming season.
Aart Vierhouten: Thanks!