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Lennard Hofstede   
Lennard Hofstede
COUNTRY
The Netherlands
Riders Type
Sprinter
Pro Since
2017
2016 Race KMS
6611
2016 Race Days
48
ABOUT Lennard Hofstede

“Last January I went on a training camp with the team and I immediately knew that I was matched well to both the riders and management. Since then my favourite hobby became my profession, how nice is that!”

Moving to Team Sunweb has been a long time desire for Lennard Hofstede. “Everything is this team is organized really professionally. It’s the best atmosphere for me to get the best out of myself.”

Hofstede moves over from the Rabobank Development Team where he had a successful 2016 with a third place in the Tour de Bretagne and a win at the Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour, finishing ahead of new teammate and previous winner Sam Oomen. “Sam was stronger the year before. I have no problem sacrificing my chances when a teammate has a better chance to win”, Hofstede explains.
 
21 year old Lennard is a versatile rider and when the climbs aren’t too hard he can finish with a good classification in stage races. He has a lot of tactical insight and is a natural born leader. He has all of the right qualities to manifest himself as team captain in the future.

At Team Sunweb, Hofstede will be reunited with his former coach Arthur van Dongen and old teammate Sam Oomen, something that makes his move extra special. “Arthur has always known how to make me laugh and he has really supported me in the past. Sam became one of my close friends after us racing together and sharing rooms in our previous team. We always had a lot of fun together and really understand each other. I’m looking forward to reigniting my friendship with these guys, as well as making new ones the rest of the team.”

 

"My hobby became my profession, how nice is that!"