Nils Eekhoff is taking a look to channel his devastating revel in on the International Championships in Yorkshire into one thing extra sure forward of his debut season within the WorldTour with Group Sunweb.
The Dutchman crossed the end line first within the Below 23 highway race in September however used to be then disqualified from the race when a jury used to be requested to appear again at video pictures after the Dutch rider crashed with just below 130km to move after which used the slipstream of a staff automobile to return again to the peloton.
Eekhoff used to be best made conscious about his disqualification after a long post-race extend, right through which he celebrated together with his teammates. The subject of the disqualification is now with the Courtroom of Arbitration for Game (CAS), even supposing no date has been set for a listening to.
At Group Sunweb’s contemporary staff presentation in Amsterdam, Eekhoff admitted that it took time for him to procedure what came about on the International Championships however that he’s decided to make use of the revel in in a favorable means.
“I’m in fact relatively sure. After all again then it used to be in point of fact exhausting however I’ve had time to assume issues over. I went on holiday and set my thoughts instantly. Now I’m simply taking a look ahead to getting the season going and the long run,” he informed Cyclingnews.
“I’m in point of fact happy with my efficiency that day and what I accomplished. Then it’s in point of fact a disgrace the way it labored out with the verdict of the jury. That second has already been taken clear of me and I received’t get that again however I’ve the pictures and I’ve in my thoughts how sturdy I used to be that day. That’s no longer going anyplace and I’ll have that someday.”
Whilst Eekhoff is decided to transport ahead and get on with what he hopes are the most productive years of his biking profession the CAS factor nonetheless rumbles on. Then again the 21-year-old is aware of that he can not let himself transform embroiled within the ongoing case and primary yr at WorldTour could have sufficient demanding situations.
“The staff, and the biking global normally, have given me a perfect response. The case is now on the CAS however all events want to whole their bureaucracy at the choice. That’s ongoing however I don’t know the place it’s now. In idea I may just nonetheless transform the International Champion however it’s all right down to interpretation.”
“I simply know that if I keep too lengthy previously it’ll best transform unfavorable. I’m now converting that have into sure power so I will be able to display what I’m in a position to. It’s a large step going to WorldTour so I want to adapt however then I’ll see what the alternatives are. Needless to say, I wish to display what I’m in a position to.”
The previous Below 23 Paris-Roubaix winner has no longer won his complete race programme but however it’s most probably that he’s going to shape a part of the Classics workforce inside of Group Sunweb for the primary a part of the season. A debut on the Excursion Down Below isn’t at the playing cards, however Eekhoff is open to the speculation of taking up a Grand Excursion in his first yr as a professional rider.