Team Sunweb are delighted to announce that Susanne Andersen, Pernille Mathiesen and Julia Soek all extend their contracts with the team until the end of 2020, after good performances throughout the season.
Susanne Andersen (NOR)
A talented sprinter, the young Norwegian burst onto the scene in 2017 when she finished in a very impressive seventh place at the World Championships in her home country, at just 19-years-old. Andersen has had a good first season with the team; picking up several top ten results throughout the year. Her most notable result was fifth place at the tough one-day race of Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne, in a strong field of world class sprinters. Andersen is also adept as a lead out rider and has proven to be a pivotal team player this season when working for others.
Pernille Mathiesen (DEN)
Now in her second year with the team, 2017 U23 European road race and time trial champion Mathiesen has continued to grow and develop as a rider. Originally touted as a time trial specialist, Mathiesen is transforming into a very strong all-round rider with her results this year backing up those abilities. In June she finished with an impressive second place on GC at a tricky edition of the Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour, winning the young rider’s jersey in the process. She then followed that result up with second place at IJsseldelta and at both the Danish road race and time trial championships.
Julia Soek (NED)
Soek has been with the team since 2014 and is an integral part of the team’s successes both on and off the bike. A rider who is devoted to working for others, Soek’s experience is invaluable during the hectic moments in a race. As a road captain the other riders on the team trust her decisions, whether that be positioning for a sprint finale or where to ride in crosswinds. Soek relishes her role within the team and looks to continue to utilise her experience in the coming year, developing as a rider and helping the team to achieve good results on the road.