Who is Simon van Velthooven?
Simon van Velthoveen is a New Zealand track racing cyclist and an America’s Cup sailor. He is known for his numerous achievements in international games such as the Olympic games and Cycling World championships.
In this post, I will be writing about Simon Velthoveen biography, wife, age, career, net worth, family, and other information about the Olympic athlete. First, let’s look at his profile.
|Name||Simon van Velthooven|
|Date of Birth||8 December 1988|
|Wife||Olivia van Velthooven|
|Net worth||not estimated|
Simon van Velthooven Biography
Simon van Velthooven was born on 8 December 1988 in Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand. He is 33 years old as of 2021 and grew up in New Zealand and has set records as a cyclist in the country. Not much is known about his family background, we will update that once we have it.
Simon van Velthooven has a Bachelor’s Degree in AgriCommerce, majoring in Rural Property Valuation.
Simon van Velthooven has a sister named Emily van Velthooven.
Simon van Velthooven Wife
Simon is married to Olivia, a designer born in Essex. They met at a friend’s wedding in 2011 where they found each other compatible and later got married in 2019. They celebrated their engagement in Te Henga, Bethells Beach, and later got married in Queenstown.
Simon van Velthooveen career
Simon is a renowned cyclist in New Zealand and he is known for his winnings in America Cup, Yacht sailing sport.
Simon van Velthooven joined the Emirates Team New Zealand in 2015 and was one of the earliest “Cyclors” that helped develop the sport and was a huge asset to the team that won the 2017 America’s Cup for Emirates Team New Zealand. He won New Zealand’s first sprint cycling bronze in the Men’s Keirin during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London which also was his Olympic debut.
Simon van Velthovoven also won multiple World Championship and Commonwealth Games medals and was the 2012 World Cup champion in the 1 km time trial and keirin events. He also won a silver in the 1000 m time trial at the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
Simon has contested in numerous cycling competitions such as London Olympics Games, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Track Cycling World Championships, his fame earned him the name “Rhino”. He attributes his success, motivation, and strong work ethic to his upbringing in rural Manawatu.
Simon van Velthooven is 6 feet 1 inch/185 cm tall and his weight is revealed to be 102 kg/225 lb. He likes drinking beer and he’s is active on Instagram with 3.4k followers and 198 posts, but his twitter account is dormant.
Simon van Velthooven Net worth
Simon van Velthooven’s net worth is not yet estimated.
He lives a comfortable life in New Zealand with his wife and doesn’t give much details on social media.