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Sindre Skjøstad Lunke   
Sindre Skjøstad Lunke
COUNTRY
Norway
Residence
Trondheim, Norway
Riders Type
Climber
Favourite Giant Bike
Propel
Pro Since
2016
2016 Race km's
10399
2016 Race Days
68
ABOUT Sindre Skjøstad Lunke

As a young boy Sindre cycled thousands of miles along Norwegian roads with his father. Hills, cold, rain – it didn’t matter, they rode together.

In 2016 Sindre started his professional career with the team, after riding for several Norwegian continental teams. “The difference with continental races are the speed, length, riders, profile and organisation around the races. I needed the first year to get used to this rhythm and settle into the life of a pro. It’s important to be aware of the progression you make. Even if you don’t win. It’s important not to stress and not to put too much pressure on yourself. The feedback from the team and staff helped me a lot with this process. Now being a professional cyclist is natural to me and I feel comfortable, I can focus on developing other things next year.”

This 23 year old rider has already shown his talent in demanding races. His results include a 7th and 11th place in the Tour de l’Avenir of 2015 and 2014. Lunke also proved that he can perform strongly in the mountains, especially in the long climbs. The Passo di Gavia in the Dolomites is his favourite climb. “Italy is where I fell in love with cycling and the mountains”.

Sindre is working on his climbing and time trial skills at Team Sunweb. He has the mental and physical ability to do well in higher level climbing races in the future. He works hard to fulfil his biggest dream: winning a stage in one of the Grand Tours. In the meantime he will continue to play a role supporting the GC riders. “The teams coaches guide me very well and I have learnt a lot from the more experienced riders in the team. This team really feels like a team. Loyalty, honesty, cooperation and doing things together are important for us. It feels good to accomplish important tasks for the team. I work hard to complete these and help my teammates, hard work always pays off. I’m looking forward to my second season with the team and I hope I can compete in the harder stage races.”

"Italy is where I fell in love with cycling and the mountains."