The Terpstra family’s new base in Apeldoorn, a densely forested area in The Netherlands, would prove to play a pivotal role in their kids’ lives. Paula Terpstra: “When both our kids started racing bikes, it became a way of life.” As racing commenced, a tight family became even tighter. Anne and Rien shared a huge portion of their lives together, sharing their passion for riding. Rien: “We cycled together, raced together. Basically, did everything together.”
Their lives took a different path when Rien stopped racing when he was 21. Rien joined the military, whilst Anne kept racing. In her first World Cup, Anne rode across the finish line 45 minutes after the winner.