Ludvig
Anton Wacker

Residence
Roskilde, Denmark
Age
18
Nickname
Lui
Hobbies
Cycling, listening to Vinyls
Favourite food
Boller i Karry
Favourite TV show
Friends & Family Guy
Favourite holiday destination
New York
Favourite race
Paris-Roubaix

 

A new signing for the Team Sunweb Development program, Ludwig started racing at the age of nine. With both his father and brother riding bikes, it was a natural progression for the young Dane, who joins the team excited to achieve his dreams.

“It is a big step for me, and one step closer to becoming a World Tour rider. That’s the ultimate dream for me, it was an easy decision for me to join the team. I want to make a big impact next season, despite being in my first year as an Under-23 rider. I hope to make a difference, and hopefully win a race, or help the team to win.”

“Team Sunweb really suits my personality, as a German team for me as a Dane, it is a perfect fit. There aren’t these opportunities in Denmark so this is a big chance for me.”

A natural sprinter, Ludwig clinched a Nations Cup victory in his first race as a junior, winning Gent Wevelgem in 2017. He favours and is targeting one-day races, including the cobbled classics. Open-minded, sociable, curious and a good teammate, Ludwig is willing to do all he can to secure results and is looking to improve his positioning and tactics in a world-class team.

“It’s not just about pure talent, it’s also about hard work and passion. In all aspects, if you want to be the best, you have to work hard. You need the whole package. I am motivated to be the best, to achieve my goals and to be part of the WorldTour program.”

And the 18-year-old is a little superstitious too, making sure he is sleeping with striped socks on the night before a race.

Away from cycling, Ludwig loves to hang out with his close friends, going to the movies, go-karting, and eating out.

Results

2019
62 Trofej Umag Umag Trophy
79 Trofej Poreč Poreč Trophy
2018
3 Aubel - Thimister - Stavelot Stage 2b
4 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich Mountains Classification
4 Course de la Paix Juniors Stage 2b
4 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich Stage 4
5 Sint-Martinusprijs Kontich Individual Time Trial
10 Paris Roubaix Juniors
10 Aubel - Thimister - Stavelot Stage 1
15 Trofeo Emilio Paganessi
17 Course de la Paix Juniors Points Classification
19 Trofeo comune di Vertova Memorial Pietro Merelli
2017
1 Gent-Wevelgem/Grote Prijs A. Noyelle-Ieper
2 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt der Junioren Stage 3
3 Trophée Centre Morbihan Stage 3
3 Grand Prix Rüebliland Stage 4
5 Grand Prix Rüebliland Points Classification
6 Trophée Centre Morbihan Youth Classification
7 Grand Prix Rüebliland Stage 2
8 Trophée Centre Morbihan Points Classification
11 Internationale Niedersachsen-Rundfahrt der Junioren Points Classification
13 Trophée Centre Morbihan Stage 1