Freiburg, Germany
Cooking, surfing
Favourite food
Thai Curry
Favourite TV show
Favourite holiday destination
Favourite race
Itzulia, Vuelta a Pais-Vasco
Johannes Fröhlinger


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.

“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.

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


45 Stage 2 Santos Tour Down Under
56 Stage 3 Tour de la Provence
60 Stage 4 Santos Tour Down Under
69 Stage 6 Santos Tour Down Under
79 Santos Tour Down Under
19 Stage 6 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
22 Team Time Trial Critérium du Dauphiné
26 Stage 2 Tour de Pologne
34 Stage 1 Amgen Tour of California
37 Stage 1 Tour de Pologne
3 Team Time Trial Vuelta a España
16 Team Time Trial Volta Ciclista a Catalunya
20 Stage 5 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol
38 Stage 2 Tour de Romandie
39 Road Race National Championships Germany