The Belgian athlete Ruben Geys will defend the Itzu Tri Team colours as from 2018. At the age of 19 he participated in his first triathlon. Before, he used to do long distance runs. In 2012 he had his first big victory in the 1/4th triathlon of Viersel. Then in 2016 he became Belgian Champion Beermile and
this year he came in 3rd.The 28 year old sports teacher achieved some very strong performances in 2017. In Belgium he was victorious in Lommel, Rijkevorsel, Retie and his hometown Balen.
The highlight of his season came in Rotterdam where he achieved the World Title in his Age Group. As from next year Ruben will race a big part of the year in Belgium but he will also take the step to the international circuit at the 70.3 distance.