Aelbers Personeel, DVC Beregening, Synlix, Van den Heuvel Transport, Jan van Gemert Mechanisatie
Paul Spierings was at work as a construction worker, Monday morning 5 o’clock, the day after he became Dutch endurance champion 2016. He showed a video of his win to one of his colleagues, who made a phone call to his bosses at recruiting agency Aelbers. Less than a week later Spierings had a sponsor contract to help him fulfilling his childhood dream: making it to the Dakar. Not too long before Spierings had just decided to quit racing. He could ride a motorbike before he learned how to cycle, and had been successful in amateur classes, but getting to a higher level would mean he needed a much bigger budget. Instead he choose to get married and settle down with his wife and two kids, until the unexpected possibility the recruitment agency gave him, changed everything.
P.S.: “Aelbers Personnel gave me the chance to do this, after I became national champion in 2016 without even being too serious. To compete in the Dakar is a boy’s dream. At least, if you love to ride in the sand which I do. I was a few days at the start of Dakar 2018, to get a taste of what it’s like. What happens at scrutineering, the start, and etcetera. It was impressive to see the scale of the event from up close, but I think as a rider in the race it will be completely different. With the start of the Dakar almost two years of preparation comes to an end.”
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