Team Sunweb are pleased to announce that Jens Vanoverberghe (BEL) will join their Development Program for the 2019 season.
18-year-old Vanoverberghe has already demonstrated his talent on the bike. The young Belgian, an all-rounder with sprint capabilities, took the stage three victory at Niedersachsen Rundfarht earlier this year, as well as finishing 7th in the points classification. Alongside these results he also took two top 15 finishes at OberÖsterreich Juniorenrundfahrt.
Vanoverberghe said: “I am very pleased with the chance to join one of the world’s best teams. With a great support environment, Team Sunweb focuses the right things needed to develop their riders with a good race program, expertise and equipment. I already have a good impression of the structure which is very professional. I am very motivated for 2018 and am looking forward to showing my capabilities and adding value to the team.”
Team Sunweb’s Development coach Sebastian Deckert (GER) explained: “We are confident that this talented rider will strengthen our Development Program and we will work hard to fulfil our common goal of long-term development towards the highest level of cycling.
“Jens is a young Belgian talent who has had several good results on a national level, as well as a stage victory at the Niedersachsen Rundfarht. He will strengthen our team, especially during the classics races.”