Jeroen made the decision, in 2018, to combine his Higher Education degree in Technical Business Administration with his passion for the mountain bike sport. In order to participate in world level competitions. He wrote a business plan, stepped out of his comfort zone and started his own team.
The mission is to form a professional team which creates a platform whereby the athlete can get the best out of himself and the sponsor can present himself optimally.
The vision is to build a basis from where an independent professional team with athletes of world-class can emerge.
Management and staff
The team has access to experienced specialists in finance, event management and logistics. The team is also supported by a nutritionist, physical trainer, system coach and physiotherapists.
We have consciously chosen to start with one athlete in the first year. Jeroen van Eck will be the first athlete for the VANECK Racing team.
Jeroen van Eck is 24 years old, National Champion Eliminator (2015 and 2017), winner of the European Championship title of 2015 and has the ambition to perform on a world level. Besides, his full-time job as mountain biker he loves to cook on the Green Egg and spend time with his friends and family around the kitchen table.