Leon first started playing football, before a neighbour suggested cycling. He started training, and after a few junior races he fell in love with the sport and now is set to start his second season in Team Sunweb’s Development program.
An all-rounder, who can climb, time-trial and finish fast, Leon aspires to be like Grand Tour hero Tom Dumoulin. He has set his sights on improving his all-round approach to cycling, be it bike skills, nutrition or speaking English with Team Sunweb.
Described by teammates as a “real German”, 19-year-old Leon, who was crowned U19 national time trial champion in 2017, loves being outdoors, with friends relaxing and drinking nice coffee. Cycling is therefore the perfect sport for him and he is looking ahead to a big career.