Diels garnered in the atletiekwereld successes as a coach of Kim Gevaert, with whom he was in the olympic final of the 4x100m in Beijing 2008 gold captured. With Vanvaerenbergh he came at the Belgian Bullets, but after the Olympic Winter games of 2014 in Sochi took the duo farewell of the bobsleevrouwen.
"First and foremost, I was seven years been part of a wonderful project, with the expected results. Due to circumstances I am five years ago as on the sidelines going," says Diels. "The fact that I am now back with ben, has a lot to Geert, he has me back picked. We have the same vision. On the contract there is no deadline set: the intention of both of us is the project to be a success. The situation is now completely different: at the time, we start from scratch, now there's already a system. In addition, we are going to new athletes to attract, and that is yet again a challenge to work with.”
In the summer is the basis for the bobsleeseizoen. "We work physically and technically, that is to say, on speed, explosiveness, and technique. Also on that last aspect you can during the summer work. Thus, we have two bobsleigh available that we are also on a dry surface. Thus, we practice more on pushing and indenting so as the athletes get ready for the winter season. The physical aspect of this sport becoming more and more important. I compare it with the aflossingsploeg: you must build on the past, grow and dare to innovate. That is the biggest challenge in this sport that are definitely not standing still.”
Geert Vanvaerenbergh underlined earlier all of the olympic ambitions of the Belgian Bullets. "We want to work in the past continue, we do not start from a step back", close Diels. "You should dare in the olympic medal believe, else you stagnate. So there is certainly a lot of ambition."