Tour de France

Sunweb

Team Sunweb lost its hopes at winning the Tour de France overall when Tom Dumoulin departed the squad for Jumbo-Visma.

Team Info

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Country
Germany
UCI Rankings
8th
Team Manager
Iwan Spekenbrink
Website
teamsunweb.com
Year Founded
2005
Past Tour Results
2nd overall, stage win 2018
Type of Sponsor
Holiday travel company for sun and ski
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Age of Marc Hirschi when Nicolas Roche made his grand tour debut
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Tour starts for Roche and 10 combined Tour starts of Sunweb’s other Tour riders
Name Age Tour Stage Wins Tour Starts Best Tour GC Placing
Tiesj Benoot (B) 26 0 3 20 (2017)
Cees Bol (NL) 24 0 1 DNF
Joris Nieuwenhuis (NL) 24 0 0 N/A
Casper Pedersen (Dk) 24 0 0 N/A
Søren Kragh Andersen (Den) 25 0 2 52 (2018)
Marc Hirschi (Swi) 21 0 0 N/A
Nikias Arndt (G) 28 0 3 67 (2018)
Nicolas Roche (Irl) 35 0 9 12 (2012)

Equipment

Bicycle: Cervélo
Components: Shimano
Wheels: Shimano
Clothing: Craft

What to know

Team Sunweb lost its hopes at winning the Tour de France overall when Tom Dumoulin departed the squad for Jumbo-Visma. Now, the German squad enters the Tour hoping to chase stage victories with breakaway specialists Tiesj Benoot and Søren Kragh Andersen. Versatile sprinter Michael Matthews is not racing the Tour this year, meaning no run at the green jersey for the team.

Our take

It will be interesting to follow Sunweb’s transition from GC team to opportunist squad. On paper, Benoot, Kragh Andersen, and Nicolas Roche are three strong breakaway riders. And Cees Bol presents a strong finisher for the sprints.