Niki Terpstra: Am I on the trainer? I'm on Netflix

GRAZALEMA SPAIN FEBRUARY 19 Niki Terpstra of The Netherlands Team Total Direct Energie Feed Zone Car during the 66th Vuelta a Andaluca Ruta del Sol 2020 Stage 1 a 1738km stage from Alhaurn de la Torre to Grazalema 911m VCANDALUCIA UCIProSeries on February 19 2020 in Grazalema Spain Photo by David RamosGetty Images
Niki Terpstra during the Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Former Paris-Roubaix and Tour of Flanders winner Niki Terpstra is taking the coronavirus lockdown in his stride, and splitting his time between boxsets on Netflix, time with the family and even some indoor training.

The 35-year-old had hoped to be racing the Tour of Flanders this weekend and with his contract up for renewal, the Direct Energie rider was planning on using the cobbled season to showcase his talents.  However, with racing postponed until further notice Terpstra and the rest of peloton have to show patience.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.