To take a few steps back in my sporting life, I am a former hockey player where I was able to grow up to a junior in hockey. That being said, hockey is a sport where young people are graded from an early age to move up to the next level. Given my late growth spurt, I spent my dream of being able to play in the best leagues straight away. All that to say that I managed to find a second sport that is rather growing for me, and that is cycling. I have been practicing this sport for 5 years now, but honestly, I have only practiced it professionally for 2-3 years. I have managed to evolve on my own since my first cycling years where I was able to get some good titles like “Les Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine”, but now I have decided to move to the next level by going for the help from a coach since 2021 to try to access the higher levels.
My name is Clément Maertens, I am 29 years old and entered the world of cycling since the age of 8 thanks to my father who was a cyclist. The bike is in my opinion an excellent school of life that teaches us a lot about yourself. I was able to make great encounters thanks to my passion and discovered countries and cultures that are different from each other.I dreamed of competing in the Tour de Beauce since my young years when I was passionate about the riders and the Continental Fly V Australia team and was able to participate in it in 2019. It remains as the highlight of my cycling journey. I rode Ridley frames for many years, I really like this brand and have kept a model at home. At the same time, I work for the city of Saint-Quentin in Aisne. I have a little boy (Oscar) of almost 6 years old of whom I am very proud and who makes me happy. I love to eat… cheese dishes are my favourite, Welsh the favourite! And I love beer!!
My name is Sindre Hvesser Brein and I am on my first year with the team. I am originally from Norway but I now live and study in Colorado. As well as racing with Yoeleo Test Team I will also be racing with the Colorado Mesa University Cycling Team. I started racing mountain bikes when I was 11 and switched to road when I was 16. I have done a couple races for the Norwegian Junior National Team, the most memorable one being Paris Roubaix Juniors. My goal with Yoeleo Test Team is to perform consistently on the UCI stage and contribute to success for the team.
I am 34 years old. I have been cycling since the age of 14. As a graduate in psychology, it is super motivating for me to be part of an initiative that combines both my passions which include mental health and the power of sport. I got into cycling after a severe skiing accident which left me in a wheelchair for 1 year. My most memorable moment is definitely participating in World Championships as Junior which was my first exposure to International Cycling. My favorite races are without a doubt those that are held in countries which you usually don't identify with cycling as we can see all the passion and hard work the organizer puts into organizing the race.
Coming from a weightlifting background and picking up a bike later in life, I quickly found myself falling in love with cycling - gravitating towards racing, completely immersing myself into the sport & culture. My most memorable moment would have to be winning the elite category of the inaugural Sea Otter Classic (Canadian edition) on an old 8-speed Cannondale. I have big ambitions and hope to help the team in any way possible.
I cycled a lot as a kid, mainly to ride trails and go off small jumps we made. My most memorable moment was what got me into bike racing. In 2007, my best friend convinced me to do this race called the Paris to Ancaster. We signed up for the longest option (60 km, having done a maximum of 20 km in a single ride prior to this) because the shorter route was the same price, and we wanted the best bang for our buck. I took the start line on my $200 department store bike, and I finished 11th last (some 4hrs later...). For some reason, that experience had me hooked. It was a couple more years yet before I started training seriously, which led me to cut my time in half on roughly the same course.
Outside of cycling I am doing my postdoc at McGill University where I do research on developing novel techniques to image the brain with MRI!
My name is Torbjørn Andre Røed, and I have been riding for 14 years. I started mountain biking to train during the summer for cross country skiing in the winter. I fell in love with cycling and shifted to focus on that. I first started road cycling in 2017 in Belgium, and now I compete in road, mtb and track. I love to be outside and explore. Cycling is the perfect fit for me because it combines high speeds, adrenaline, and suffering. I am current attending Colorado Mesa University in Colorado and spend all my time outside my studies, riding, and racing.