Mitchel Schotman is in the South of France currently preparing for the 2022 season. Mitchel has made the switch from the Oegema-Fieten team to the Dutch National BMX squad. He's the 2021 Elite Men champ, 2nd in Europe, 6th in the World. Add new motivation and you will see a fast racer line up in 2022. Read about his goals in the interview below.
Name: Mitchel Schotman
Hometown: Wesepe, Netherlands
Team: National BMX team Netherlands
Did 2021 turn out the way you wanted?
Mitchel Schotman: Yes and no, because the UCI BMX World Cup in Verona was one of my worst WC ever. Didn’t get any good result there and never felt so shit after a race. But after Verona I had my best season ever so far! Dutch champ, 2nd of Europe and one of the best days of the year were the UCI BMX Racing World Championships at Papendal, 6th of the world. Riding my first World's as an elite and then of course my first final was great, but riding a final in front of the home crowd makes it so much better.
With the start of the new year, are you always looking to become a faster racer?
Mitchel Schotman: I always try to become faster every year and we chanced a bit in training.
Game of B.I.K.E. at the Boost Pumptrack in Aalten between Justin Kimmann & Mitchel Schotman.
BIG QUAD at BMX track LANDGRAAF by Mitchel Schotman
Name: Mitchel Schotman
Sponsors: Oegema Transport, TVE Sports, Meybo Bikes, Vee Tire, Renthal, HT Components, 6D Helmets, SD Components, Scott, Bensink BMX Gates, Eurol
Mechanic: Dylan Schuurman, Thijs Kroon and myself
How long have you been riding the frame that you are currently on?
Mitchel Schotman: I'm now riding the new bike for almost two months. The frame is a bit different than the previous one. I think this is one of my favorite bikes I've ever ridden. I like the geometry, it's stiff and I like the colors.
Riding the BMX Track in Ommen together with @MitchelSchotman
Last weekend I got a race in Germany, the 3-nations cup. Always one of my favorite of the year because I like that track! And this year I had a really good result, came home with the WIN!
Last Saturday Meybo organized a Meybo riding day in Kampen. Everyone on a Meybo could ride with us on the BMX track. And after that we did a no-chain race!