Omloop actually started as a personal project, but started to take on a life of its own. I am a road cyclist and a pro-cycling fan, and always will be. Unfortunately, a knee injury has ended any ambitions I ever had of
racing, so I now ride only when I feel like it, and try to stay within the limits of my injury. I can thank my parents for getting me into watching cycling.
It must have been the 2007 Tour de France that first
caught my attention. I remember thinking that I wanted to the one attacking off the front on the mountains. It was then I bought my first road bike, and the rest is history.
The site is non-commercial. There is no advertising, and I don't earn a penny for doing it.
Omloop is Dutch for Criterium (a circuit race). Aside from new technology, nothing is new in cycling. Maybe that is why it endears fans so much.