“As a professional cyclist, I obviously travel a lot. Seeing so many different cultures has expanded my horizon.”
Before Matti was a professional cyclist, he was a professional model in Milan, London and New York. Matti loves the cobbled races, playing his guitar, and dreams of traveling around Europe in an old VW van with this family. Matti is currently racing his 15th season in the pro peloton.
Q&A with Matti
I would love to buy an old Volkswagon, you know all those big vans from the eighties, and then throw my whole family and just drive around Europe for a month.
Favorite cycling moment?
I recently took my son out for a ride, and it was amazing to share that with him. Seeing him growing up, riding his bike, which is something you can’t avoid in a country like Denmark, brings me a lot of joy.
Travel must have?
A good book. My favorite books are history or war history. I read to fall asleep at night.
Paris. I never tire of exploring the city. It has a lot of history. I enjoy wondering the streets, seeing the people.
What would you be if you weren’t a cyclist?
Hopefully something with music. I’m definitely into being on stage and performing.