Wadecki And Reinerink Join Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team As DS’s

We’re thrilled to announce that Piotr Wadecki (POL) and Rik Reinerink (NED) have joined Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team for the 2023 season, where they will bolster our performance team as sports directors.

30 December 2022

Former Polish National team coach Piotr Wadecki, 49, brings a wealth of experience to the performance squad of our Swiss-registered team.

After a successful career as a professional cyclist where he notched 15 pro wins and represented Poland at the highest level, including at the Olympic Games and World Championships, Wadecki transitioned to the role of sports director having led the Polish National team to great success over the course of 15 years. Additionally, he held the position of sports director at team CCC from 2007 to 2020.

“I’m really excited and honoured to be ‘back to business’ as a sports director. After a one-year break from pro-cycling I was delighted to receive the call from management to join this new and ambitious team. Cycling is my life and I’m prepared to take up this new challenge. At team CCC I experienced the squad’s journey from Continental to World Tour level and I’m eager to help Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team rise up the ranks and achieve their goals,” said Wadecki “I’ve previously worked with some of the other sports directors on the team and know I’ll be part of a highly professional group. The team has a diverse team of riders with huge potential. I cannot wait to start the season and show ourselves at the races.”

Rik Reinerink joins Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team after a five-year stint as a sports director for VolkerWessels Cycling Team. With a career as a pro cyclist that span nearly a decade Reinerink specialised in breakaways and lead outs and heralds his win on Stage 4 of the Eneco Tour in 2003 as a career highlight. 

The 49-year-old Dutch brings multilayered experience to our team, having also worked in the corporate environment as a contract manager in the automotive industry.  

“When I first met Doug Ryder and Aart Vierhouten, I was very excited about the project, but I also noticed that they see and understand cycling in the same way I do. The feeling was mutual, and that is indispensable. I want to share the knowledge I have gained from corporate and cycling backgrounds, which have both contributed extensively to what I can offer the team,” said Reinerink. “I’m looking forward to building a team together, one that is connected and close-knit. I am looking forward to #RacingTheFuture, together with the riders, sports directors and all staff members. If we bring that energy into the team, then I’m convinced that we’ll put Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team on the map in 2023.” 

Reinerink and Wadecki complete the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team of DS’s, they will team up with Head of Performance Alex Sans Vega, and sports directors Aart Vierhouten and Gabriele Missaglia. 

“We’re delighted to have both Piotr Wadecki and Rik Reinerink on board. Both have deep-rooted knowledge of the sport and will be invaluable assets to our performance team. In addition to their extensive experience as sports directors they also bring enthusiasm, professionalism and drive to help Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team make a mark in pro cycling. They are two very important appointments which will be critical for our future success,” said Doug Ryder, General Manager of Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team.