Frans Claes - Mountainbike


Frans (37) has been vegan for many years and is one of our best Belgian marathon mountain bikers. He became 2 x Belgian champion and in 2017 he took the overall victory in the World Series Marathon. He focuses every year on the biggest MTB race in the world, the Cape Epic in South Africa.

It's never too late to pursue your dream and follow your passion as a mountain biker. That's what Frans Claes must have thought when he started mountain biking at only 25 years old. Now, 13 years later, he has completed a few years as a professional marathon mountain biker and he looks back for us how that, in sports terms, old test project, went.

“In an extreme race like the Cape Epic, my body is under constant stress for 8 days and then the right nutrition is hyper important. With the Innerme sports nutrition I get the right and purest energy that helps me to perform and recover maximally after a race of exhaustion. And even after 8 hard race days my stomach still looks forward to the delicious Innerme bars and gels."
Frans Claes

His best results:

One-day races:
1st Belgian XC Marathon Championship (2015, 2016)
1st UCI World Series Marathon Overall (2017)
1st UCI World Series Marathon La Paterna (2017)
1st UCI World Series Marathon Meda (2019)
8th UCI World XC Marathon Championship (2020)

Stage races:
8th UCI HC Cape Epic (2018)
1st Trans-Wales (2008)
1st Trans-Portugal (2009)
1st Trans-Maurienne (2012)
1st UCI S1 Copa International do Brasil (2013)
1st Breck Epic (2015)
1st UCI S2 Algarve bike challenge (2017)
1st UCI S2 Pe2Plett (2019)