Team Sunweb are pleased to add Martijn Tusveld to their WorldTour roster for the coming two years. The new agreement means that Tusveld will be riding in the team’s colours until the end of 2019.
Before signing the contract with his current team, Team Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij, Tusveld has been part of Team Sunweb as a trainee during the second half of the 2016 season. During this period he impressed with strong showings including an impressive 8th place overall at the Abu Dhabi Tour. Following a strong 2017 season Team Sunweb believe that the 23-year-old is ready for the next step.
Tusveld said: “I got to know the team last year and my first experiences were really good. I immediately had a good feeling about the team and how they work and I’m pleased to be able to take the next step with my career and ride on a WorldTour level from next year. I am thankful to Team Roompot for their good support this season, because of that I was able to make the next step in my development.”
Team Roompot–Nederlandse Loterij general manager Michael Zijlaard added: “We’re happy to deliver another talented rider to the highest tier of cycling. Martijn was still under contract with our team until the end of 2018, but following some positive and constructive talks with Team Sunweb together we decided to give Martijn the opportunity to step up to WorldTour level next season.”
Team Sunweb coach Marc Reef said: “We recognised Martijn’s potential during last year throughout his traineeship with the team. We can see that he has already taken some steps forward uphill and in time trials, even on a WorldTour level. He is a really good all-rounder with these strengths and he is also able to bring value to the team in the classics and the sprint train. We aim to increase his engine and continue his development whilst doing races across all terrain at the highest level with the team.”