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Team Sunweb confirm coaching staff for 2020

Coach updates

Team Sunweb are happy to confirm their coaching staff for 2020 including two new additions to the team; Arjan Ribbers who joins as a coach and Harm Ubbens who joins as aerodynamic and innovation expert.

Coaching staff

Men’s program:

Sebastian Deckert (GER)
Michiel Elijzen (NED)
Marc Reef (NED)
Arjan Ribbers (NED)
Luke Roberts (AUS)
Matt Winston (GBR)

Women’s program:

Albert Timmer (NED)
Hans Timmermans (NED)

Development program: 

Roy Curvers (NED)
Bennie Lambregts (NED)

Arjan Ribbers (NED)

Ribbers joins the team as a member of the coaching staff for 2020. With a variety of experience within the bike industry, Ribbers spent the last 12 years working at Specialized bicycles. He also operated as a team manager for Sensa-Kanjers voor Kanjers Cyclingteam, and looks to bring that experience to the team.

Ribbers said: “I’m really looking forward to joining Team Sunweb and getting started with the new season. The team has a strong vision and philosophy that we both really believe in. I want to help the team to more successes by learning together, working closely with the riders and developing and improving every day with riders both on and off the bike.”

Harm Ubbens (NED)

As part of the team’s continued focus on the latest science and developments, Ubbens joins the team as an aerodynamic and innovation expert. Ubbens brings a wealth of experience with his MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering from TU Delft, alongside his recent work at the BikeValley wind tunnel in Belgium where he worked with various riders and new products.

Ubbens said: “I’m very excited to join Team Sunweb. It is great to be part of an innovative team that aims to be a step ahead with the latest ideas to improve the riders’ performance. I’m really motivated to get the most out of the riders and team, and hope that my wind tunnel expertise can aid in doing that.”

As we welcome new staff on board, we also say farewell to a few colleagues. We would like to extend our thanks to our coaches Aike Visbeek (seven years), Arthur van Dongen (four years) and trainer Hendrik Werner (three years) for all of their hard work and dedication during their time with us. After nine years with the team our scientific expert Teun van Erp also moves onto ventures new in a role in Cape Town. Their combined efforts helped us to numerous successes and countless great memories together and we wish them all the best of luck in their new challenges.