Team Cygnus has developed a fully faired recumbent bicycle that can compete with the fastest recumbents in the world. The main goal is to use an optimum man-machine combination to break world records. The Cygnus team consists of technical specialists from various disciplines. Between them they have many years of experience with fully faired recumbents both in racing and in designing. All Cygnus team members are racers at the highest level. Every year they compete in national and international competitions such as Battle Mountain, the European Championship, the World Championship, and the Michigan Human Powered Speed Challenge, but they also attempt to break records on the tracks of RDW, DEKRA and Opel.


Ing. Thomas van Schaik

Aeronautical engineer at KLM E&M


Specialty: Aerodynamics, mechanics, composites, long individual time trials (>1 hour)
Jan-Marcel van Dijken MSc.

Oracle Consultant at OSAit


Specialty: Anything concerning (faired) recumbents, bicycle components, sprint and criterium
Sjaak Bloemberg MSc.

Industrial Design Engineer & Webdeveloper


Specialty: Composites, mechanics, sprint and criterium
Hans Wessels MSc.

Electrical engineer/owner of electrical company Picardi


Specialty: Analytical thinking, making connections, sprint, criterium, long individual time trials (including Paris-Brest-Paris).
Pieter Pas MSc.

Human Movement Scientist / Sport Academic / co-owner sports and research centre Sport Assistance


Specialty: Sports Medical and training information, sprint, individual time trials (up to 1 hour).
David Verbroekken

Recumbent cyclist

Specialty: Anything concerning (faired) recumbents and bicycle components.
Ing. Arjen van Noordenne

Design and Analysis engineer at Challenge

Recumbent cyclist

Specialty: Anything concerning design and analysis of bicycles and bicycle components.
Jan van Steeg

Assembler at Mercedes and Setra (Evo)

Racer and Recumbent cyclist

Speciality: Ultra endurance (6-24 hour/brevetten), metal processing and technique.