Place 28 - Wesley Kreder
Rider type: One day races
Biggest success: 3. U23 Cmampionship
Team 2011: Rabobank Continental Team
Team 2012: Rabobank Continental Team
Beste Mock List-placing: new
Wesley Kreder was born on 4th of november in 1990 into a crazy-with-cycling family. So it doesn’t surprise that the name Kreder is not only present in international pro cycling, but only was represented in 2009s Mock List by Michel, who is a cousin of Wesley. Michels broter Raymond is under contract at the Chipotle team at the moment and will become a pro next year with Garmin. But it gets even better! Wesley has a twin brother; Sander. The oldest Kreder is their brother Dennis. And it’s all rounded up by 15 year old Stefan Kreder, who however is a brother of Michel and Raymond. All these Kreders are cyclists!
Wesley will probably try to follow the footprints of his cousin Michel, for doing that, he will certainly have to improve his results next year, as this year only one victory at the team time trial of the Vuelta a Leon (2.2) stands on his palmares.
Further noteworthy resulsts are his third place at the genaral classification of the Tour de Normandie (2.2), fourth place at the U23 race Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt (1.2U), 19th place at Paris-Roubaix for U23 (1.2U) as well as third place at the Omloop der Kempen (1.2). This outcome he delivered although he had to work for his captains quite often. At Paris – Roubaix for example he was only the fourth best rider of his team. When Kreder encountered bigger names in pro races, he was not able to show himself yet. In these races he only achieved a 50th place at the GP Pino Cerami (1.1) as well as the 88th place of the Driedaagse van West – Vlaanderen (2.1).
So Kreder can’t exhibit really big successes. Quantitatively however he had to offer a lot with a total of 12 top ten results at UCI races and the third place of the Nationals. He is efficent in a lot of different terrains, he is able to climb hills well and has a good sprint, even at the north classic he can stand his ground. These allround skills could nevertheless be the reason why he missed that one big result, as in every kind of race the Mini Rabo squad has to offer at least one rider who is supposedly better than the inhabitent of South Holland.
That one big result could become reality next season as a lot of his teammates will leave the team, in contrast to Kreder. So hope remains that in 2012 the Dutchman will keep up his consistency. By climbing the hierarchie within the team, good results will almost come automatically then, so that in 2013 Wesley Kreder will reinforce the Kreder family in the pro peloton.
Nominated by phil, written by phil, translated by Ogkempf