Hailing from Belgium, Jens grew up on the cobbles. His resume reflect his upbringing: back-to-back Baloise Belgium Tour victories, wins at Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen, Le Samyn, Nokere-Koerse, second at Gent Wevelgem. Three seasons ago his snagged his first Grand Tour win, winning a reduced bunch sprint into Bilbao at the 2016 Vuelta a España. In 2020, the Belgian rider demonstrated his ability to do it all by racing in the Cobbled Classics, Ardenne Classics, week long stage races, and Tour de France.
Jens joined EF Education-NIPPO following stints with French, Australian and Belgian teams. He says our team’s culture and equipment sponsors inspired his move.
Father to two young boys, Jens savors family time at home between races across the globe.