Prof. since: 2007
Style of rider: Attacker, Chronoman
Hobbies: Auto sport
Favourite race: Paris-Roubaix
Personal website: www.nikiterpstra.nl
Twitter name: @nikiterpstra
Don't ask Niki to stick with the group; he won't listen. Don't ask him to wait for the finale to go on the attack; he will already be a few kilometers ahead in the break. Niki is the master of long breaks. He has a knack for choosing the right time to attack and is an excellent pacesetter. This year Niki managed to capture two extraordinary successes, the Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Dutch national championship road race, after remarkably long breaks. A fantastic supporter in Boonen's historical victories at the Ronde and Roubaix, Niki also had the honor and the task of participating in the victorious World Championship TTT. His solitary rides have also allowed him to win the coveted prize of Dutch rider of the year. In 2013 Niki will try to thicken his portfolio with other significant races and he will be a critical man next to Boonen in the major classics.
National track championships scratch and madison (+ Wim Stroetinga)
3rd stage Dauphiné-Libéré and 1st stage Ster Elektrotoer
National championships road, Sparkassen Giro Bochum
Zesdaagse van Amsterdam (+ Iljo Keisse)
Dwars door Vlaanderen-Waregem, Dutch National Championship, World Championship TTT
Zesdaagse van Rotterdam (+Iljo Keisse)
Tirreno-Adriatico Prologue TTT
2003: Cycling Team Bert Story – Piels (from 28-06)
2004: Cycling Team Bert Story - Piels
2005: AXA Pro-Cycling Team
2006: Ubbink - Syntec Cycling Team
2007: Team Milram
2008: Team Milram
2009: Team Milram
2010: Team Milram
2011: Team Quick Step
2012: Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team rider Niki Terpstra gave everything he had to salvage a podium spot at the 254km Paris-Roubaix on Sunday, after OPQS dictated the race and had Zdenek Stybar and Stijn Vandenbergh in the break of the day with less than 16km to go. That is when bad luck struck the team.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team met with the press on Friday, April 5th to talk about Paris-Roubaix, which takes place on Sunday, April 7th. Prior to the press conference, OPQS performed reconnaissance of the Paris-Roubaix parcour. Below are comments from riders Sylvain Chavanel, Niki Terpstra, and Zdenek Stybar, as well as CEO Patrick Lefevere.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team met with the press on Friday, March 29th to discuss Ronde van Vlaanderen, which takes place on March 31st. Below are some quotes from riders Sylvain Chavanel, Tom Boonen, and Niki Terpstra, as well as CEO Patrick Lefevere.