Frankfurt, Germany
Football, volleyball
Favourite food
Spare ribs
Favourite TV show
Favourite holiday destination
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen


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.


Leon Heinschke | Team Sunweb
Leon Heinschke | Team Sunweb
Leon Heinschke | Team Sunweb

“I really like this team’s way of coaching, we work really well together, especially the coaches in sharing their experiences. The guys are so friendly, and we are strong as a team. I love the adrenaline of racing, to ride as a team with other riders. You can see the world bike racing too.”

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.


5 Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy Prologue
29 Liège - Bastogne Liège U23
33 Tour de l'Ain Stage 1
37 Trofej Umag Umag Trophy
44 Trofej Poreč Poreč Trophy
44 Tour de l'Ain Stage 2
58 Circuit des Ardennes International Stage 1
60 Circuit des Ardennes International Stage 2
64 Volta Limburg Classic
65 Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy Stage 2
4 National Championships Germany U23 ITT
17 Olympia's Tour Stage 1
17 Tour Alsace Teamprologue
18 Tour de l'Ain Youth Classification
21 Olympia's Tour Stage 5b (ITT)
36 Olympia's Tour Stage 3
39 Tour de l'Ain Stage 1
41 Olympia's Tour Stage 2
43 UEC Juniors & U23 Road European Championships U23 ITT
48 Boucles de la Mayenne Prologue
1 GP Général Patton Mountains Classification
1 GP Général Patton Stage 2
1 National Championships Germany MJ ITT
1 Giro della Lunigiana Points Classification
2 Giro della Lunigiana Stage 2
2 Giro della Lunigiana
3 Tour du Pays de Vaud
3 GP Général Patton Points Classification
3 Giro della Lunigiana Stage 3
4 Giro della Lunigiana Mountains Classification