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


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.

“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.


4 ITT National Championships Germany U23
17 Teamprologue Tour Alsace
17 Stage 1 Olympia's Tour
18 Youth Classification Tour de l'Ain
21 Stage 5b (ITT) Olympia's Tour
1 Points Classification Giro della Lunigiana
1 Stage 2 GP Général Patton
1 ITT National Championships Germany MJ
1 Mountains Classification GP Général Patton
2 Stage 2 Giro della Lunigiana
1 Team Time Trial La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz
6 Youth Classification La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz
13 Youth Classification Tour du Pays de Vaud
14 La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz
38 Stage 3 La Coupe du Président de la Ville de Grudziądz