Ahead of the Holy Week – seven special days where cycling focuses on its most revered cobbled races, in Ronde van Vlaanderen and Paris Roubaix – we sat down with a former Wolf that had success in both races.

Niki Terpstra won 17 races during his eight-year spell with our team, most famously taking victories in both De Ronde and the “Hell of the North”, two of cycling’s most prestigious events.

During this first part of a two-episode special, Niki talks of his time with the Wolfpack, his reflection on the classics season so far, and what it is that makes De Ronde so special.

Look out for the second part next week, when we will look forward to Paris-Roubaix.