Joining the team in 2020, Enzo and has steadily made his way through the ranks of the Development program, gaining experience and establishing himself as a strong rouleur and barodeur.
A team player, Enzo often finds himself giving his all in aid of the team’s goals, something that he finds rewarding. Yet as a “very competitive person”, going into the 2023 season he aimed to “show himself in the finales of races and be an option for the team to go for the win” – and he did just that. Taking his first UCI level win after a strong and masterful display in the breakaway at Olympia’s Tour, before he stormed to the U23 Dutch title in the time trial.
“The win in Olympia’s Tour was a special moment. It was of course nice to take the win itself, but it was also a bit of a reminder for me that it is possible, and it gave me some confidence.”
As the oldest and most experienced rider in the Development program, Enzo naturally had to step into more of a leadership role something which he thinks has helped him “grow as a rider and as a person,” becoming more confident in sharing his opinions on how things went – both in the good and bad moments.
Riding in the WorldTour is a dream come true for the young Dutchman, but he joins lots of familiar faces with multiple former teammates from the Development program as well as several riders who he has already raced alongside due to the opportunity of having mixed line-ups in certain races.
“Having done quite a few races with the Men’s program already then I don’t think there will be many surprises making the step-up, which should make things smoother, and I know most of the riders and staff well already.”
Given the nickname of “Ferrari” in his early years in the Development program because of his first name, Enzo will look to utilise all his horsepower as he gets stuck in to racing at the highest level where he’s motivated to be riding with the team and going for the wins in “sprints, classics, or wherever else I’m needed.”
“I’m looking forward to it in general but it’s also really motivating knowing that we have several guys in the team who will complete and get close to the win a lot of the time, so it doesn’t matter what my role is in that. It’s exciting to be a part of it.”
Looking ahead, team-player Enzo wants to give his all for the guys around him on the road and he hopes to be part of several successes throughout the year, but he also wants to continue his development in the time trial and have those races as “personal goals.”
When he’s not being the consummate professional on the bike, Enzo’s competitive nature transfers over to one of his past times – playing the F1 game, where he claims he is the fastest within the team; certainly living up to his aforementioned nickname.
If he’s not ripping it up at a virtual Monza, his faux-Italian lifestyle continues as he’s recently been practicing his barista skills as a hobby and he can also make a “mean pizza.”