Cottbus, Germany
Riding, meeting friends, playstation
Favourite food
A good steak
Favourite TV show
Favourite holiday destination
Cape Town
Favourite race
Ronde van Vlaanderen


After numerous successes including two U23 German national road race wins whilst riding with their Development program, Max has now stepped up to the World Tour with Team Sunweb.

A one-day classics specialist, the German is able to perform over hills yet still has a killer kick in a bunch at the end of the race. The 21-year-old has won two stages of the Olympia’s Tour, a stage of Tour de l’Avenir, and finished second in a stage of the Tour of Denmark as well as securing a top 10 in the U23 World Championships in 2017.

A trainee last year, he is now ready to prove himself.

 “It will be a new situation for me this year, but I will do the best I can, setting new goals for myself for 2019 and beyond. Step by step, I will reach the level I want, and I am so excited. It’s a dream come true for me. I was working so long and so hard for this, I am just enjoying the feeling and looking forward to it.”

Spotted performing well in a six second power test, Max was handpicked for cycling. He was invited to train, alongside his cousin, and soon started racing, something he loves: “The adrenaline, the spectators, travelling, and racing with your teammates to achieve one goal – that’s what it’s about.”


Max Kanter | Team Sunweb
Max Kanter | Team Sunweb
Max Kanter | Team Sunweb

Team Sunweb “feels like a family’ for Max, and he loves that the three teams are able to socialise as one.

A laidback, open-minded, funny guy, Max loves life and tries to have fun in whatever he is doing. He is determined, ambitious, and does all he can to reach his goals, be it personal success or for the team:

“You should enjoy life, you learn something new every day, and step by step you can progress.”

Away from cycling, he spends time with friends and family, drinking coffee and makes the most of recovering!


6 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 1
11 Gree-Tour of Guangxi Stage 2
32 Omloop van het Houtland Lichtervelde
36 Deutschland Tour Youth Classification
43 Sparkassen Münsterland Giro
58 Santos Tour Down Under Stage 2
75 Primus Classic
80 Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen
83 Deutschland Tour Stage 3
90 Deutschland Tour Stage 4
1 Olympia's Tour Points Classification
1 Olympia's Tour Stage 2
1 National Championships Germany U23 Road Race
1 Olympia's Tour Stage 4
1 Tour de l'Avenir Stage 1
2 Ronde van Vlaanderen Beloften
2 Tour de l'Avenir Points Classification
2 Olympia's Tour Stage 3
2 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 2
2 Boucles de la Mayenne Youth Classification
1 National Championships Germany U23 Road Race
3 Ronde van Midden Nederland Stage 2
5 Le Tour de Bretagne Cycliste Stage 1
7 World Championships U23 Road Race
7 Paris-Tours Espoirs
9 Boucles de la Mayenne Youth Classification
10 Ronde van Midden Nederland Team Time Trial
12 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux Mountains Classification
13 Istarsko Proljece - Istrian Spring Trophy Stage 3
13 PostNord Danmark Rundt - Tour of Denmark Youth Classification