Edward Theuns   
Edward Theuns
Laarne, Belgium
Rider type
Pro since
2017 race kms
2017 race days

ABOUT Edward Theuns

Edward Theuns started his career on the football field and after getting on a bike, realised he had more talent on two wheels. His breakthrough was in his first year as an U23 when he won a sprint in a race in Belgium, beating Taylor Phinney and John Degenkolb. His performance caught the attention of several pro cycling teams. After a couple of years riding for Topsport Vlaanderen and Trek-Segafredo he joins Team Sunweb.

A talented classics rider with fast legs, Theuns has already taken some strong results throughout his professional career. These include second places in Scheldeprijs and Dwars door Vlaanderen and a stage win at the BinckBank Tour. After a challenging 2016 season where he crashed hard at the Tour de France breaking a vertebra, he came back after a long period of rehabilitation to ride a strong 2017 season. His recent stage win at the Tour of Turkey in 2017 was a unique farewell gift to his former team, as it was his last race wearing the colours of the team.

The 26-year-old Belgian is very enthusiastic about his involvement at Team Sunweb. “I’ve got to know the team during the talks we’ve had over the previous years and I feel like now is the right time to make the switch. The most important reason for my decision is how Team Sunweb strengthens their riders to bring them to a higher level. Together with the whole team I hope for many successes, with a focus on the Flemish races. On top, our goal is to add strength to the lead-out and further develop my sprint, which I feel like is entirely achievable with the fast men around me.”

"I’m going to further develop my sprint"