About us

Rik Verbrugghe & Claudia Van Avermaet

Rik Verbrugghe – Verbrugghe was born in TienenFlemish Brabant. In 1996, he turned professional, and he has since become a Belgian time trial champion, competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics, won a stage at the Tour de France, three stages at the Giro d’Italia, and the one-day Ardennes classics–La Flèche Wallonne, and the overall and two stages of the Critérium International. In 2008 he announced his retirement, and subsequent role as team director at Quick Step during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. In 2011 he became team director at BMC Racing Team.

In 2018 he was national coach of Belgian Cycling elite and U23.

Now he is the sportive manager of Israel startup Nation and he owns a bicycle shop VELOLOFT in eke.

Claudia Van Avermaet – Claudia Van Avermaet, sister of gold medalist Greg Van Avermaet, is a sports teacher and followed various mindfulness training courses. Claudia is a certified yoga teacher and nutrition coach. On her health blog thepowerloft.me you will find everything about her workshops, recipes etc.

She works with the Red Devils and has already written 8 books on nutrition and sports. https://thepowerloft.me/over/