Phil Bauhaus   
Phil Bauhaus
Riders Type
Pro Since
2017 Race Kms
2017 Race Days

ABOUT Phil Bauhaus

Together with Nikias Arndt and Max Walscheid, Phil Bauhaus comes from the new generation of German sprinters. This 23-year-old sprint talent from Bocholt has already achieved some extremely promising results in his young career.

The new kid on the block narrowly lost against Peter Sagan in the BinckBank Tour with a millimetre deficit, finished second in the Sparkassen Munsterland Giro and won his first WorldTour Race after a stage win at the Criterium du Dauphiné. On top of this, Bauhaus was able to learn from his experienced teammates during the Giro d’Italia, which helped him to improve both his physical and mental capabilities.

“The job of a sprinter is quite different from climbers or time trialers, sprinting is decided in fractions of seconds. During a race I don’t take risks that aren’t necessary but in the final, I can flip a switch. At this moment, there is only one place that I’m looking for and that’s first across the line. It’s often about finding the right wheel and having the power to push your handle bar over the finish line first. It might seem like kamikaze, but the risks I take are calculated. For a sprinter like me it’s the only way to have a chance of winning.”

Bauhaus has all the capacities needed to be a sprinter; he’s strong, fearless and self-confident. During the last kilometres of a race, he’s able to focus completely on his sprint and being in the right place at the right time. “When circumstances are good, I believe that I can beat every sprinter. I respect all top sprinters in the world, but there’s nobody I’m afraid of.”

"I believe that I can beat every sprinter"