Michiel de Wilde

The young Dutch triathlete is chasing an Ironman podium spot and he has the ultimate goal of qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Michiel: “To get there, I still have to win on the bike. I choose to do this on the TrueBike, it feels so realistic.”

I love being a professional triathlete

“Triathlon is still a very new sport to me. I absolutely love being a professional triathlete. I love it mentally. Not the part where you are still fresh and friendly. No, I love that dark place where you have to suffer and fight your demons. That’s what got me hooked in the first place, it’s addictive. I’m very proud of my first and only full-distance triathlon, Ironman Florida. Racing such a brutal distance gave me a massive kick. It made me go faster and faster.”

Michiel finished in 8:42 at Ironman Florida

Big dreams, wild adventures

The young Dutch triathlete is chasing an Ironman podium spot and has the ultimate goal of qualifying for the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii. Michiel: “To get there, I have to become better on the bike. I chose to do this on the TrueBike, it feels so realistic. It’s good to have this advantage over the other competitors.”

Training indoors is super efficient for me

“Living in the Netherlands, and specifically in Amsterdam, means that there’s always something or someone to be aware of. Traffic lights, bridges, cars, other cyclists. Training indoors doesn’t have those problems. You can go as far and fast as you like. It helps you develop some mental strength as well.”

More about Michiel de Wilde

Races in 2021

– Ironman 70.3 Dubai (March, 2021)
– Ironman 70.3 Texas (October, 2021)

Follow Michiel de Wilde

You can follow Michiel de Wilde on Instagram: @michieldewilde

// 'The TrueBike is different from all the other indoor trainers I have ever tried'

— Michiel de Wilde

Video: Training in Dubai with Joe Skipper

Michiel: “2021 started off with a race! Who would have thought… An Olympic tri in Dubai. A small race but what a cool race!”