Team Sunweb signs 17-year-old road and cyclocross talent Marco Brenner
Jun 04 2020 07:36 am CET
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Team Sunweb has announced the signing of multi-discipline German champion Marco Brenner, who is only 17.
The rider will join the men’s program from 2021 and until 2024. The young talent finished 2019 with 20 victories and other jersey titles, including GC wins at races like Oberösterreich Juniorenrundfahrt and Tour du Pays de Vaud.
Brenner is the current junior German champion in time trial and the road, as well as in cyclocross. All this made him one of the riders to watch, and he wants to continue his development at Sunweb.
“Team Sunweb has a great track record of helping young talents to progress and I like that the team will give me time to develop and that we share the same goals for the future,” the German commented. “The main goal is to make consistent steps and continually learn from everyone around me – this is the perfect environment for me to be able to do so.
“The team’s approach to 100 percent top sports is something that really appeals to me and I fully want to commit to it. I look forward to working with the experts from the team to become the best bike rider I can possibly be at Team Sunweb.”
Team Sunweb head coach Rudi Kemna talked about the impressions Brenner has left in the team so far. “Marco really impressed us at our Deutsche Talent-Tage [camp for young German talents, Ed.], performing excellently in our tests and standing out in workshops,” he explained. “In 2019 he showed that he can transfer those test results into superb race results and we see him as one of the biggest young talents in the peloton. Marco’s also very ambitious and driven, which fits well with the team’s environment.
“With his young age in mind, we will gradually work on his development together, constantly monitoring the process with a well-balanced racing program. We are confident that with our experts and Marco’s natural talent, that this is the best environment for him to take the next step in his development.”