Jasper Stuyven: Omloop win showed I'm reaching my peak years

DE PANNE BELGIUM OCTOBER 21 Jasper Stuyven of Belgium and Team Trek Segafredo during the 44th Driedaagse Brugge De Panne 2020 Men Classic a 2026km race from Brugge to De Panne AG3daagse on October 21 2020 in De Panne Belgium Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Classics specialist Jasper Stuyven has said that he's entering the prime of his career as he looks to get back to a normal racing calendar in 2021. The Belgian, about to start his eighth season at Trek-Segafredo, has formed a successful partnership with Mads Pedersen, with the pair winning Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Gent-Wevelgem last season.

Speaking on a conference call from Trek-Segafredo's training camp in Spain, Stuyven outlined his main goals for the 2021 season, which unsurprisingly include the spring Classics, the Tour de France and his home World Championships.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix