Fan Club (Cobble Goblins Edition): Dylan van Baarle
Eight Questions and some Fun Facts with the Dutchman.
Dylan Van Baarle is from the Netherlands and is currently 23 years old. And that’s about it, that’s about all we know. Except oh yeah, we’ve photographed him several times, he rides for Cannondale, and he’s good at bikes. Like, real good. But there has to be more to the story right? You bet there is. For example, he doesn’t have a sign yet but he needs one.11P.S.: If you feel inspired to make Dylan a sign, please follow your heart and do it. His fanmail address is in the Fun Facts section below, but don’t forget to cc @manualforspeed. See, this is exactly the type of personal information we’d hoped that a Cobble Goblin-themed Fan Club would reveal. Cobble Goblin-themed Fan Clubs work! Cobble Goblin-themed Fan Clubs work! Cobble Goblin-themed Fan Clubs work! See for yourself!
A Brief & Incomplete List of Dylan’s Palmarès, Listed Chronologically:
- 1st Place GC, Royal Smilde Olympias Tour 2012
- 1st Place GC, Royal Smilde Olympias Tour 2013
- 1st Place GC, Internationale Thüringen-Rundfahrt U23 2013
- 1st Place GC, Tour of Britain 2014
- 5th Place GC & 1st Place Youth Classification, Bayern Rundfahrt 2015
- Tour de France, 2015
- 6th Place, Ronde van Vlaanderen 2016 (Top Cannondale Pro Cycling Finisher)
- 16th Place, Paris–Roubaix 2016 (Top Cannondale Pro Cycling Finisher)
II Eight Questions with Dylan van Baarle
One of the first memories that pops up in my head is the attack of Sebastian Langeveld before the Bosberg. Also, Tom Boonen winning in his rainbow jersey—I can remember like it was yesterday.Put a little piece of Cobble Goblin history on your wall!
Fear, hard, when does it stop?
The Belgian cobbles are little bit more smooth. Also in Belgium the cobbles are uphill most of the time. In France the cobbles are just really bad.
Favourite: Kwarenmont and Patersberg. Least favourite: the first 100 kilometers.
I never rode it in Tour of Flanders, so I don’t know it from the race. But it’s a historical climb. I would love to see it back in “De Ronde” one day.
Most: Notorious B.I.G. Not our looks, but I like rap music. Least: Pete Sandoval, I don’t like metal music!
Haha, I don’t think so. Would be nice though! I’m not that famous at the moment.
- Jakob Dylan
- Bob Dylan
- Dylan McDermott
- Dylan Lee
III Fun Facts with Dylan van Baarle
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