Max Kanter   
Max Kanter
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ABOUT Max Kanter

Cycling plays an important role in Max Kanters’ family. His dad and uncle cycle at an amateur level and his brother Robert rode three years for U23 Track Team Brandenburg. Max started cycling together with his nephew when he was twelve years old. Last year this 19 year old rode with U23 LKT Team Brandenburg and after a year showing his potential in Team Sunweb’s development program he now rides as a stagiaire. His cycling minded family is already very proud of him.

This German talent gained attention after winning the youth classification of the Carpathian Couriers Race and taking several victories in 2015. He’s an all-rounder with good sprinting qualities. Marcel Kittel is his biggest inspiration, because of his sprinting skills and his personality. “He’s never arrogant. That’s a trait that suits me.” Kanter is also a team player and he’s able to adapt to the team strategy. “The team strategy is the most important in a race. I can be patient, but I also have the capacity to attack.”

Discussing his dreams Kanter says: “I would like to become a professional cyclist and win one of the monumental races, like Milan-San Remo. I need to train hard to become a strong and tough rider in order to do this. I believe I will need some luck on race day!” Max has already experienced the hard terrain of Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders. Last year he raced in the U23 Paris-Roubaix and says he enjoyed racing the 180 kilometers and didn’t feel pain during the race. “It must have been the adrenaline of being part of one of the greatest races in cycling.”

Being in balance is important for Max. “I like to relax; spend time with my friends and talk about other things in life than cycling. That helps me to focus completely on cycling when I really need to.”