Sebastian Langeveld

Location
Lisse, The Netherlands
Weight
68kg
Height
178cm
Birthday
17/01/1985
Languages Spoken
Dutch, English, German
Aug
04
Last Race
London-Surrey Classic
United Kingdom
“This team respects individuality. You can be yourself. There’s a lot of respect between riders, staff and directors, and our differences are respected within the group."

Sebastian Langeveld is currently racing his seventh season in argyle. The 2014 Dutch national road champion turned professional in 2006 with Skil-Shimano and has raced for Dutch-, Australian-, and American-registered squads during his 14-year career.

 

A classics-specialist, Sebastian won Omloop het Nieuwsblad, the spring season opener, in 2011 and rounded out the Paris-Roubaix podium in 2017. Sebastian’s shrewd tactics in the race’s final 20-kilometers of the 2019 Tour of Flanders played an integral role in putting Alberto Bettiol on the top step of the podium.

 

 

While Sebastian’s biggest passion and strength lies in the early season one-day races, the 34-year-old excels across disciplines. He lends experience and leadership in stage races and has started the Tour de France in four of his six seasons with the team.

 

His ability to easily maneuver around the peloton is a personal strength turned collective asset that allows EF Education First race leaders to safely conserve on his wheel.

 

 

Sebastian spends his winters racing in the sand in a distinctly Dutch style of off-season training known as beach racing.

 

 

Q&A with Sebastian

What animal best describes you?

Fox

Travel must have?

Headphones

Favorite city?

New York. I've been there a couple times, and I really like the lifestyle there.

Best day on the bike?

My favorite bike moment so far was when I won the Nationals in 2014. That was a really nice moment in my career. Earlier in my career I was a couple of time second and as the years were going by, I thought maybe those years were my chances and six, seven years later I finally had the jersey in Holland it means a lot if you can wear, wear the National Stripes as a champion.

Nickname?

Sebas