Otto has quietly become one of Lidl-Trek's most trusted domestiques at the biggest cobbled Classics of the season. No one knows the winding parcours of Flanders better, which makes him the perfect complement to riders like Jasper Stuyven and Mads Pedersen as they attempt to conquer some of the most fearsome bike races in the world. Not all heroes wear capes. That's Otto.

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Lidl-Trek / Men
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What’s one of your favorite memories from the past year?

Winning Strade Bianche with Mathieu van der Poel.

What was the biggest obstacle you have overcome?

Stepping down to Continental team after 4 years in Pro Continental, and then coming back all the way to the WorldTour with Trek-Segafredo.

Tell us about your greatest cycling achievement.

Result-wise: European champion in track cycling. But the best feeling was winning the Tour of Flanders with MvdP in 2020.

What is your favorite Bontrager or Trek equipment?

Trek Madone and Bontrager Aeolus RSL 62 wheels