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
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.