The young Dutchman only went and did it again adding another SOTY award to Vans’ 2017 haul.
Following in the footsteps of Kyle Walker’s 2017 Thrasher SOTY award, Daan Van Der Linden just took the BESA award for European Skater of the Year for the second time in a row.
Presented with his award by luminaries of the calibre of Steve Caballero and Brian Anderson, Daan’s acceptance speech was typically succinct but realistically, after the year Daan’s just had – what did he need to say?
As Alexis Jauzion, Vans EMEA Senior Brand Manager put it:
“It’s hard to remember just one outstanding thing that Daan achieved in 2016, because there’s certainly too many! From January 2016, when he received this award for the first time, Daan has been shredding every single day, gaining respect and recognition from his peers as well as Skate generations combined. I have no doubt that he will keep on riding these tracks for many years to come, and continue to write his own unique story: the story of one of the greatest Skaters of our time!“
If you need a reminder of just how supernaturally good this son of Veldhoven is, take a brief glance at just some of the video evidence below from the last year alone: Daan is only just getting started.