The team

creating the fastest bicycle in the world

Human Power Team 10

We are Human Power Team 10. We are a multidisciplinairy team from the Delft University of Technology and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 

Velox TX motor


This year we were lucky to find four athletes who wanted to join Human Power Team 10, four athletes who want to be the motor of our bicycle and four athletes who want to give every piece of energy and power that is within them to bring the VeloX TX to a world record. 

Kees Cornelissen

I am Kees Cornelissen, 21 years old. I grew up near Zeeland, the village not the province, but moved to Wageningen to study Nutrition and Health. Currently I am following a master's degree that specializes in Sensory sience. In my childhood I competed in football, tennis and cycling. After moving to Wageningen I got into rowing for a couple of years. Unfortunatly I had to quit recently. However, my drive and competitiveness were not gone. So when I read te opportunity to be an athlete in the Human Power Team, I did not hesitate and signed up right away. It is amazing to be part of this team an I am determined to give it all the upcoming year and push the limit.

Emil Löwik

My name is Emil Löwik, I currently live and study in Utrecht. I consider Utrecht my hometown despite having lived in Namibia, Norway and Italy during my childhood. I study Biology and plan to finish my Bachelor at the beginning of next year. Besides school and studies I have always loved sports. I played football most of my life and started ice speed skating three years ago. I enjoyed this so much that I stopped playing football to be able to spend more time on the ice. I picked up cycling this year to better prepare for the winter. A friend of mine informed me about the Human Power Team and I am super excited to now be a part of this team!

Thijmen polman

My name is Thijmen Polman. I am 22 years old and born in Zoetermeer, Zuid-Holland. I study in the Hague and Utrecht. For the past years I competed on the highest level as an ice speed skater. Last year I decided to quit speed skating so I could find new goals in life. With the Human Power Team I found a perfect new goal and I am ready to give everything what is inside of me!

joris van nieuwkerk

My name is Joris van Nieuwkerk, currently living in Amsterdam, a student of Msc. Financial Economics at the Erasmus University, cyclist at WV de Amstel and since recently part of the HPT. For the upcoming weeks my main focus is on finishing my Master thesis about the effect of a firm’s founder-owner's death on the firm's performance.

I’ve always been an active and competitive person, when I was younger I played tennis, golf and hockey until I became a student. A couple of years ago I started my Bachelor Business Economics at the VU and in addition I started rowing at A.S.R. Nereus. I like to be part of a team and to have a common goal to pursue. Besides rowing, as a form of additional training, we cycled in the summer. The freedom and happiness of exploring the world on a bike made me decide to quit rowing and start cycling in a more dedicated way and even begin to participate in competitive events. When the opportunity arrived to become a part of the HPT I was thrilled to apply and now after a couple of selection rounds I can proudly say that I’m part of it! A new common goal to pursue with a team of dedicated, ambitious and fanatic members. Looking forward to the summer already like everybody does when it’s cold, rainy and dark outside, but even more to the team performance and the accompanying new world speed record!