Johannes
Fröhlinger

Residence
Freiburg, Germany
Age
33
Height
1.73m
Nickname
JoFroe
Twitter
@j_froe
Hobbies
Cooking, surfing
Favourite food
Thai Curry
Favourite TV show
Sports!
Favourite holiday destination
Mauii
Favourite race
Itzulia, Vuelta a Pais-Vasco

 

Road captain Johannes Fröhlinger’s love for cycling began in 1999, on a family holiday. Inspired to ride by his father, he then saw cyclists racing up the Col de Galibier and immediately knew it was the sport for him.

“We visited the Tour de France in the Alps and the Pyrenees, and I wanted to start racing right away. It was a father-son thing for me too. He introduced me to the sport.”

He raced for Team Gerolsteiner, in his home town, and eventually he would race to a third place in a mountain top finish at the Tour de France – some journey for the little boy watching with his father all those years ago. He still ranks Grand Tour team success as his greatest achievements on the bike.

Now captain on the road for Team Sunweb, Fröhlinger brings a laid back, fun and stable approach, combined with a desire to race and win and a professionalism and respect for the sport and the team.

 

Johannes Fröhlinger | Team Sunweb
Johannes Fröhlinger | Team Sunweb
Johannes Fröhlinger | Team Sunweb

“Team Sunweb for me is all about reflecting, and always progressing. Never rest at the place where you are satisfied but challenge yourself again to get better and better. Remember the good moments, and they will come back. In life there are always ups and downs, but I remain driven to the best sportsman possible.”

Perhaps one of the worst kept secrets about Johannes is his love for punk rock band Bad Religion, the band’s guitarist himself a cycling fan. He has also been involved in social projects in townships in Cape Town, visiting and training with a cycling school to give something back to the sport.

Johannes loves the outdoors – “I have problems resting!”- and is often found climbing, hiking and doing other sports when not on the bike.

Results

2019
9 National Championships Germany Road Race
24 Tour de Romandie Stage 2
40 Amgen Tour of California Stage 4
43 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 2
45 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 2
48 Amgen Tour of California Stage 2
52 Amgen Tour of California Stage 5
52 Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
55 Amgen Tour of California
56 Tour de la Provence Stage 3
2018
19 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 6
26 Tour de Pologne Stage 2
34 Amgen Tour of California Stage 1
37 Tour de Pologne Stage 1
38 Tour de Yorkshire Stage 4
42 Tour de Pologne Stage 3
47 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Stage 6
47 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey Stage 5
47 Tour of Oman Stage 5
48 Tour de Yorkshire
2017
16 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Team Time Trial
20 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol Stage 5
24 Vuelta a España Team Time Trial
38 Tour de Romandie Stage 2
39 National Championships Germany Road Race
46 Santos Tour Down Under Points Classification
46 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya Stage 6
47 Ster ZLM Stage 3
54 Ster ZLM Stage 5
55 Ster ZLM Stage 4